B-P Elementary School
The Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School (grades PK-6) distributes report cards four times a year at approximately 10-week intervals. Students who are struggling to meet standards or who receive academic intervention services (AIS) also receive progress reports midway through each quarter. All reports are sent to parents via ParentSquare.
B-P Jr./ Sr. High Schools
Broadalbin-Perth’s junior (grades 7-8) and senior high schools (grades 9-12) distribute report cards four times a year at 10-week intervals. Students who are struggling to meet standards or who receive academic intervention services (AIS) also receive interim reports midway through each quarter. All reports are mailed to students’ homes and distributed to parents via ParentSquare.
Standards-Based Report Cards
The purpose of the report card is to communicate to parents, students, and staff the progress each student is making toward mastering the New York State performance-based standards and Next Generation Learning Standards. Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School uses standards-based report cards in an effort to provide more information about what each child knows, understands, and can do.
Next Generation Learning Standards, Race to the Top, and other state and federal initiatives have increased the focus on standards-based education. In response, many school districts across the state and nation have been implementing standards-based report cards in recent years.
The primary advantage of standards-based report cards is their correlation to state grade-level standards: Teachers and parents can track each student’s progress toward meeting the state’s expectations.
Standards-based report cards are based on grade-level learning standards and expectations. Unlike traditional “lump-sum” grading systems — in which a student earns a “B” or an “82” for his or her combined work in a certain subject area — standards-based report cards communicate student progress on specific skills and competencies using a 4, 3, 2, 1 scale. This kind of feedback helps to inform classroom instruction and allows both teachers and parents to understand exactly where students stand in relation to the learning standards.