Grading

Elementary Report Cards
WCPSS uses standards-based grading for report cards that are provided at the end of each quarter (nine weeks) of instruction. The purpose of the report card is to inform students and parents about a student’s performance on the grade level standards in all content areas.
Student performance will be shown with levels of 1 to 4 to indicate whether the student has met the expectations set by the state in the Standard Course of Study and to indicate whether the student has the necessary skills and concepts to be successful in the next quarter or next grade. The descriptors for each level have been aligned to the expectations of the new Standard Course of Study (Common Core State Standards and Essential Skills) for all content areas.    

Academics Level Descriptor
4 – Exemplary: Student consistently demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the standards, concepts, and skills taught during this
reporting period.
3 – Proficient: Student consistently demonstrates an understanding of the standard, concepts, and skills taught during this reporting period.
2 Approaching Proficiency: Student is approaching an understanding of the standards, concepts, and skills taught during this reporting
period.
1 – Non-Proficiency: Student does not yet demonstrate an understanding of the standards, concepts, and skills taught during this reporting
period.

Work Habits Level Descriptor
3 Meets expectations
2 Inconsistently meets expectations
1 Does not meet expectations