10/7/16 - ES: New Progress Report Card Field-test at Ten Elementary School Sites (New Report Card)

New Progress Report (aka Report Card) Field-Test: Starting October 20th, during the regular grade entry window, there are ten schools*, and nearly 250 teachers, that will be testing the new progress report card in MiSiS to verify that it is functioning properly. This test will allow ITD/MiSiS and the Division of Instruction to make required corrections in preparation for the activation of the new progress report card, tentatively scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year.
These ten schools have completed a rigorous series of professional development during three of their assigned Banked Time Tuesdays, including additional focus group interviews conducted with teachers and parents. This learning series will be packaged and provided to all elementary schools beginning January 2017, so that schools that may want to prepare in advance of the 2017-2018 school year may do so early. We will provide a progress report card FAQ, parent handbook, teacher handbook, and hard copies of the progress report, in addition to the PD modules. A new webpage dedicated to the new progress report card is available: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11770 
*We extend our gratitude to these elementary schools for their dedication and assistance in studying the new progress report card content, reflecting upon standards-based marking practices, and field-testing the new progress report in MiSiS: Cohasset ES, Porter Ranch Community School, Oxnard ES, City Terrace ES, Farmdale ES, Denker ES, 135th St, Grand View ES, Mt. Washington, Eagle Rock ES

Why a new progress report card in MiSiS?
Since the state adoption of the Common Core State Standards, now known as California Content Standards, a new progress report has been needed. There are also new Science and English Language Development (ELD) standards. The new progress report addresses these new learning expectations.

How was the new progress report card developed?
The new progress report was developed over a six year period by a dynamic collective of stakeholders including teachers, parents, administrators, and community members.
  • The language and learning expectations in the new elementary progress report card reflect the new California Content Standards, ELD standards, Next Generation Science Standards, 21st Century Skills, and the Characteristics and Behaviors of a College-Prepared and Career-Ready Learner.
  • Elementary progress report cards from different districts throughout the U.S. were studied to develop a well- balanced progress report card.
  • Various departments and labor groups representing teachers and administrators collaborated in the development of the revision of the elementary progress report. Additionally, national education experts provided positive input and feedback in the process.
For additional information, comments, or questions please contact Katie McGrath at (213) 241-5333 or Katie.McGrath@lausd.net
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