Where are Report Cards?
Parents may have noticed that Report Cards have not yet been sent out. There is a good reason. This year, the Crossroads Team is not taking anything for granted. We are using this year to re-examine many elements of our program and assure that we reflect the goals and values set out in our Mission Statement and supporting tenants.
The format of the report card has been significantly revised. These new report cards will be mailed out on November 26. Parents should expect to see scores in three domains:
- Graded Assignments-work done in-class, homework, quizzes or tests, extra credit work
- Curriculum Skills-based on the subject and lessons taught in class.
- Classroom Standards-standards include effort, ability, strengths, challenges and independence. These unique aspects of our students are now more represented in our assessment.
There is also a comment section so teachers can elaborate or clarify information about each student. We are striving to assess a wider range of student ability, effort and achievement. Written comments will reflect strengths, challenges and room for improvement.
We thought it was important enough to warrant the delay. We hope that you too, find that the new report cards are worth the wait.