Important Information about Report Cards
Report Cards will be distributed on November 5, 2012. There is a new grading system for the report cards. Listed below is the information contained in the handbook regarding the new reporting system.
Overall evaluation of the student must be based on teacher judgment and observation of the student's daily work, class participation, effort and performance on teacher prepared tests (to include but not be limited to projects, portfolios and other tools of assessment).
The purpose of report cards is to alert the parents and present to them an assessment of their child's achievement in his/her academic studies.
Students with identified disabilities who have a current IEP or Student Assistance Plan should receive an asterisk on their report card grade when modifications have been made to the curriculum. A modification changes the content, instructional level or student work load of subject matter or tests. Conversely, accommodated programs should not be denoted.
GRADING SYSTEM (SCHOOLS ADOPTING NEW REPORT CARD) Please note: STM has adopted the new Diocesan Report Card
M Meets Grade Level Standards - Child consistently meets skills
P Progressing Towards Grade Level Standards - Child is in process of developing skill
NI Needs Improvement - Child is not demonstrating skill
Academic Progress Scale
The letter M, P or NI is indicated in the appropriate box for each subject area.
* (asterisk) indicates modified curriculum
Grades 3-8 use numeric (percentage) grades. Below 70 is designated by an F.
Indicators for Effort, Specials and Personal Development
3 Very Good
1 Needs Improvement
Interim reports are issued at the mid-point of each quarter for students as needed. Both quarterly and interim reports must be returned with parent's signature within three (3) days of issuance. Parents are encouraged to take special note of Effort and Conduct marks and teacher comment section, in addition to the grades for academic areas, in order to aid in the improvement of the child's growth and performance.
Honors for Students in Grades 5 through 8
FIRST HONORS - 93-100 and 2 or 3 in Effort, Specials and Personal Development.
SECOND HONORS - 85-92 and 2 or 3 in Effort, Specials and Personal Development.
Grades/transcripts will not be posted nor will report cards be distributed if all family accounts (Book fee, Tuition, Extended Day, Library etc.) are not current.