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Update Regarding K-5 Report Cards
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
It is hard to believe we are already one-third of the way through the school year, and elementary report cards will be going home on Friday, December 6. As you know from previous notices, the Liverpool Central School District is transitioning from a standards-based report card to a report card that is aligned to the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) for grades K-5.
District staff worked to create a report card that is not only aligned with the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for Math and ELA, but one that also uses more parent-friendly language. You will see that the Academic Key has changed from a scale of 1-4 to a scale of 1-3 to make it more clearly understood. In addition, the Effort Codes are now consistent across grades K-5 in the Characteristics of a Learner, Science, Social Studies, and Special Area sections.
In October of this year, the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) provided us with our first drafts of the report cards. Feedback was received from our teachers, and the district has been working with the CNYRIC to make the necessary adjustments to the report cards. We continue to work with them to resolve formatting and shading issues at this time.
I will be working with a group of teachers in January to get their feedback pertaining to necessary edits to the report cards. If you would like to provide me with feedback related to the K-5 report cards, I am asking that you email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 20. I will combine the feedback you provide with the teachers’ feedback to continue to improve our report cards.
Richard B. Chapman
Executive Director of Elementary Education