Grading and Reporting January Message
Our school district has identified a statement of purpose when it comes to grades and report cards. It was developed by a program review committee last year, based on feedback from students, teachers, and the community:
The Cortland Enlarged City School District believes in standards-based instruction, assessment, and reporting. Grades are intended to inform parents, students, and other stakeholders about progress toward learning standards.
- Academic performance should be reported separately from work habits and social behaviors.
- Grades should reflect the degree to which standards are mastered.
- Feedback should identify areas of strength and potential growth.
Over the next few years, we will be examining our grading and reporting practices to ensure that they are aligned with this purpose statement.
No specific changes or timeline has been identified at this time.
Our Council for Instructional Excellence, which includes all of our grade-level leaders, department chairs, team leaders, and administrators, will be examining our practices over the next few years to make sure our grading and reporting practices are aligned with the purpose statement. If and when specific changes are identified, we’ll communicate this information through many channels.