Report Card Rubrics

Elementary Report Card Rubrics
Farmington Area Public Schools has been making improvements to the manner in which the school reports progress to parents and students at the elementary schools. This year all Farmington elementary schools implemented a new standards-based report card for grades K-5. Simply put, this report card helps us better communicate to parents the link between the Minnesota State Standards we teach in our curriculum and how we assess student achievement of standards.

You will notice on the report card that students will receive a progress score from 1 to 4 in a number of standards. A 1 indicates a beginning level of the standard and a 4 which would indicate exceeding the standard. The attached rubric further identifies how these scores describe student performance at each level. It should not be surprising that students may receive scores of 1 and 2 at the beginning of the year as they are just starting to show achievement toward year-long standards. Students may demonstrate scores of 3 or 4 as well, especially on standards that are mastered in the current grading period. In this way, rubrics give teachers and parents additional information about student learning, specific to your student’s learning needs measured against a standard.

As we continue to develop and refine our grading and reporting practices, it is important that the school district have a common set of assessments and rubrics, standards and reporting measures for all students in Farmington. Our goal is that these improvements will give you accurate and thorough information about your student’s achievement toward a standard throughout the year. As you communicate with your student’s classroom teacher(s), please feel free to inquire and ask questions about the report card. Your feedback is important to us as we strive to improve communication with parents.
Elementary Art Rubrics
Elementary Language Arts Rubrics
Elementary Math Rubrics
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Elementary Music Rubrics
Elementary Physical Education Rubrics
Elementary Social Studies-Science