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**NEW FOR 2019-20**

WPS STANDARDS-BASED REPORT CARD

(GRADES 1 - 4)


Dear Willingboro Families,

As we transition to a Standards Based Report Card for the 2019-2020 school year, we would like to share with you what you can expect to see.

Please click HERE to view the Grade 1-4 Standards-Based Report Card Presentation that was made to the Willingboro Public School Board of Education on July 29, 2019.


For more information, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) below:


1) What does a standards-based report card (SBRC) do?

2) When will my child receive a standards-based report card?

3) Will there still be conference opportunities available to discuss my child’s progress?

4) What are the performance indicators on the standards-based report card?

5) How do teachers select performance indicators on the standards-based report card?


What does a standards-based report card (SBRC) do?

This report card communicates specific grade-level learning standards and measures your child’s learning progress and achievement towards those standards. Along with identifying your child’s strengths, this report card will help foster more high-quality conversations between you, your child, and your child’s teachers. Doing so can result in the development of meaningful goals for continued growth.


When will my child receive a standards-based report card?

Our new standards-based report card cycle is based on three formal reporting periods called trimesters. Trimester 1 starts on the first day of school in September and runs through December 10. After Trimester 1 ends, the standards-based report card for Trimester 1 will be available to view through the Genesis Parent Portal. It will also be sent home. Trimester 2 begins on December 11 and ends on March 17. After Trimester 2 ends, the standards-based report card for Trimester 2 will be available to view through the Genesis Parent Portal. Trimester 3 begins on March 18 and ends on June 25. After Trimester 3 ends, the standards-based report card for Trimester 3 will be available to view through the Genesis Parent Portal. For a complete list of all trimester dates, please click here. 


Will there still be conference opportunities available to discuss my child’s progress?

Yes. WPS will continue with the usually scheduled parent-teacher conferences in the fall and spring at all elementary buildings. We strongly encourage parents to schedule a conference at both parent-teacher conference sessions (fall and spring).


What are the performance indicators on the standards-based report card?

The performance indicators represent a student’s progress on the report card.

There are three indicators (1-3).

  • An indicator of “3” means that the student currently demonstrates an understanding and application of a particular piece of knowledge and/or skill that is expected at that grade level.
  • An indicator of “2” means that the student is currently demonstrating progress towards an understanding and application of a particular piece of knowledge and/or skill that is expected at that grade level
  • An indicator of “1” means that the student is currently demonstrating limited progress towards an understanding and application of a particular piece of knowledge and/or skill that is expected at that grade level.

We want parents to recognize that our instruction is directed at ensuring that all students have an opportunity to meet our curriculum standards. Please keep in mind that different students progress at different rates, so standards may be met in varying amounts of time, with varying amounts of teacher support.


How do teachers select performance indicators on the standards-based report card?

Teachers select which performance indicator your child has earned by using a series of grading rubrics. These rubrics outline what your child needs to know or be able to do in relation to the content standards on the report card.

Throughout each trimester, teachers assess students both formatively and summatively. With the standards for that grade level in mind, teachers consider:

  • knowledge of the child (How does this child learn best? In what way does this child communicate his/her learning?)
  • evidence of student performance (work samples that have been collected, student performance on activities and assessments, teacher anecdotal notes)
  • knowledge of what the child is expected to know or be able to do (district curricula and standards)

After going through this process, the teacher assigns a performance indicator for each content standard on the report card.