As communicated last school year, District 101 will begin using standards-based reporting for grades K - 5. The following is a recap of the information previously shared by building principals.
To learn more about SBR, visit with Dr. Sarah Coffey, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, at in-person "coffee talks" on September 27, October 11 or October 25.
What is Standards-Based Reporting? Standards-based reporting (SBR) is an innovation in education that focuses on learning, cultivates student ownership, and helps increase achievement. Combined with updated instructional practices and a focus on classroom culture, SBR better engages students and fosters a positive environment.
WHY Standards-Based Reporting? SBR allows us to focus feedback on a student’s level of understanding in relation to mastery separately from other factors, such as behavior, producing more authentic information about a student’s learning progress. SBR also provides a focus for the work of students, teachers and parents by providing a clear description of what students should know and be able to do and a vivid image of what high quality looks like. In a nutshell, this helps us:
Focus the discussion around learning rather than task completion
Provide multiple attempts to prove mastery (i.e kids grow taller at different rates, and they learn at different rates too)
Build efficacy in our students (student ownership!)