October 31, 2018
Dear Meadow Pond Elementary Families,
Your child’s progress report document is available for viewing on Infinite Campus’s Parent Portal. The progress report reflects your child’s progress in relation to NY State Standards.
Student performance is reported on a continuum from beginning to secure. The progress report at each grade level outlines the year-end expected outcomes. Students achieving a Secure rating indicate proficiency in a particular skill.
The focus of a student’s progress should be the child’s growth over time in each area and how he/she moves across the continuum. As the year progresses and as children move from one grade level to the next, school work becomes more challenging, and expectations increase accordingly. Therefore, the assessment indicators – beginning, developing, approaching secure, secure, or exceeds expectations – may vary as the student moves from trimester to trimester, or from year to year. Thus, a rating of “secure” may change in a particular area over time. Due to the complexity of the curriculum, some indicators may not be expected at the beginning or middle of the year. Therefore, you may see NE (Not Expected) during the first two trimesters.
The grade reporting system includes information about your child’s personal and social growth, work and study habits, and progress in academic areas. Within the academic categories are specific skills, strategies, and content area topics that are addressed in the classroom. Teachers use a variety of methods and instruments to determine strengths and areas that require attention and support. The progress report also allows for the measurement of effort. The current progress report communicates what children are able to do and future academic expectations.
Katonah-Lewisboro values the on-going communications between home and school. Both teachers and families are partners in supporting our students’ growth. This report may be a resource for helping students set goals as they seek to advance to the next level. We will continue to help all children grow at their own level of ability and readiness. We remain committed to your child’s success and creating a positive elementary school experience.
Carolann Castellano and Dawn Pomeroy
2018-2019 ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE LEVELS.pdf