Standards-Based Report Cards

Students in kindergarten through third grade will be provided standards-based report cards instead of the traditional report cards that contain letter grades.

This is a new initiative that will show parents how students fare when it comes to the standards set by the Arkansas Department of Education.   This type of report card will give parents descriptive feedback about their student’s progress in meeting grade-level standards.  The grading scale will be a 1-4:  1 for “Not Meeting the Standard,” 2 for “Partial Mastery,” 3 for “Meets the Standard,” and 4 for “Superior Performance.”

Lori Smith, the Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability, presents this information in a video, which can be viewed here.