Grade K: (Distributed in November, April and June)
The kindergarten report card addresses primary subjects, secondary subjects, social skills, work and study habits and behavior.
Alphabet Mastery (recognition and sounds)
Numbers/counting Math Skills
Motor Skills Following Directions
Verbalizations Social Skills
Grades 1-5: (Distributed in November, April, and
June). The Grade 1-5 report card addresses primary subjects, secondary subjects, social skills, work and study habits and behavior.
PROMOTION POLICY: Students, in Grades K-5 who exhibit severe delays in reading and math, are in jeopardy of being
retained, in the current grade. The Chancellor’s Promotional Policy will be followed.
Based on input from all the constituencies, the following has been formulated and adapted as Grading Policy and Homework Guidelines for P.S. 32.
P.S. 32’s goal is to ensure that assessments accurately and effectively measure classroom learning so teachers can help students meet the standards. For the 2020-2021 school year, we will assess the students based on the enVisionmath curriculum
The assessments will align with the Common Core Standards and scope and sequence of the Go-Math curriculum. The assessment will incorporate questions from each strand of the standard (Number sense & Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Measurement), questions based on the scope and sequence of the Go-Math curriculum and questions above grade
MATH TASK –4 POINT SCORING RUBRIC
Generally accurate, complete and clear:
All parts of the task are successfully completed. The student demonstrates sound reasoning and an understanding of the key concepts and procedures. Explanations are complete and clear with no meaningful errors.
Accurate results without sufficient support:
All parts of the tasks are completed. While correct answers may indicate some understanding of the key concepts and procedures, explanations are lacking in reasoning and mathematical justification.
Part of the task is successfully completed while other parts may be attempted, but not successfully completed. The student demonstrates minimal understanding of key concepts and procedures.
Not accurate, complete, and clear:
No part of the task is completed with any success. There is little, if any, evidence that the student understands key concepts and procedures.
For all academic areas the grades are numbers from 1 to 4.
These numbers can be interpreted as follows:
4-Exceeds the standards
1-Far Below the Standards
The report card indicates how your child is progressing toward achieving the standards at the end of the school year. A grade of 4 in the second marking period may not mean that your child has already exceeded the end-of-year standards, but that your child is progressing at a pace to exceed those standards by June.
PLEASE NOTE: As per District guidelines regarding READING AND MATH, a child must be achieving at least one year above grade level for an Exceeds the Standards (4).
The city has been implementing new performance standards in all grades over the last few years. The Department of Education’s promotional policy is directly related to these standards and the city and state test scores. The categories for the grades reflect the new standards. The specific skills listed in each subject will give you a good idea about how your child is progressing toward meeting grade level performance standards.
Grades are determined according to: Observation Checklist, Literacy Rubrics,
Running Records, Math Rubrics, Unit Tests,
City & State Standardized Tests and Portfolios.
INSTRUMENTS OF ASSESMENTS
Grades are cumulative based on performance standards and incorporate the following considerations:
Test Scores - Unit tests and those prepared by the teacher
Class Performance -Applications of learning and participation
Independent Assignment - Research projects, book reports and extra credit and/or I.E.P. Goals
Homework - Completion and quality
PLEASE NOTE: STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES HAVE NO BEARING ON REPORT CARD GRADES.