Conferences, Report Cards and Standardized Testing

Home/school communication is extremely important, particularly in regard to student performance. We feel that the teacher and parent share joint responsibility for this communication.

The formal reporting procedure includes:

  1. Back to School Night: This is an evening set aside for parents to familiarize themselves with their child’s classroom and school. Classrooms are open to explain the curriculum that will be undertaken by the students during the school year. Grade level expectations, classroom expectations, classroom daily schedule, discipline and homework policies will be discussed.
  2. Conferences will be scheduled for all parents of each child. This is a very important opportunity for you to discuss your child’s academic and social growth with the teacher. If the scheduled time is inconvenient for you, please contact the school to reschedule.
  3. A report card will be issued at the end of each school session. Conferences for selected students may be scheduled as necessary.

Informal reporting may take place any time. Please check with the teacher any time you have questions or concerns. It may save time if you call or email to make an appointment with the teacher ahead of time.

Testing

In accordance with the California Public Schools Accountability Act, the California Department of Education has implemented standardized tests to ensure compliance with curriculum guidelines and measure academic progress in California public schools.

California Progress Reporting (APR) takes into account a school’s state Academic Performance Index (API) in addition to federal measures of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Involvement (PI). Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress. Click here to see Cragmont’s recent AYP report. Click here to see Cragmont’s recent API test results.  Together, these reports help ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.

Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) measures achievement on the California Achievement test, given each year to students in grades 2-11. These tests assess whether a school is meeting state educational goals and measures progress from year to year. Click here to see Cragmont’s recent STAR test results.

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