Report Cards


Riverview's Report Cards
A meaningful, clear, and consistent approach to assessing learning goals

When educators think about parents and grading, they often worry about the question foremost in any parent's mind: "What grade did my child get?" When using a concept approach like Riverview, the questions parents are encouraged to ask are:

* What are the targets my child should know and understand by the end of the year?
* What has my child learned?
* What does my child know, understand, and care about?
* What is my child able to do?
* What concepts and skills does my child need support with and what are my child's areas of strength?
* Is my child progressing well?

These questions are at the heart of Riverview's assessment system. Riverview is committed to the growth of the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally, physically, aesthetically, and ethically. A key component of meeting this commitment is the accurate communication of student learning. In addition to state standards, Riverview has expectations that exceed the state requirements and address national standards, as well as social and emotional targets. After a thorough examination of current research and best practice, student learning goals have been established for each grade level and are reflected on Riverview's concept-based reports. While we believe these are not the only concepts and skills children need to learn, the report targets have been identified as "musts."

Why use Riverview's approach instead of a traditional report card?
The purpose of a report card is to clearly, fairly, and objectively communicate how a child is doing in school. Schools nationwide have been moving away from the traditional format of letter grades, to focus on learning goals, accountability, and consistency. Riverview's reporting structure provides specific information about a child's progress throughout the year. Our report cards communicate a clear message to parents about what their child knows and is able to do, in addition to what concepts and skills need more attention.

Riverview's Report Cards:
* put the emphasis on learning, rather than on comparisons among students
* separate academic performance from personal characteristics and work habits
* give information to assist the teacher and parents to better understand the child as a learner
* help students, parents, and teachers understand what concepts and skills have been mastered and which need more attention
* personalize instruction and attend to individual development

By contrast, a traditional report cards give single letter or number grades on broad categories, like "math" or "reading" and often reflect such things as effort, extra credit, work habits, and attitude. While those attributes are important at Riverview as well, they do not help parents and students understand specifically what has been learned and what the student needs support with. At Riverview, learning will be reported based on evidence of what a student understands and can do at particular points in time, rather than an "average" over a reporting period. Performance scores reflect the quality of student understanding, rather than the quantity of points accumulated.

To review the reports, please click on the following links:
Kindergarten Report Card.pdf
1st & 2nd Grade Report Card.pdf
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Report Card.pdf

6th Grade Math Report Card.pdf

6th Grade Accelerated Math Report Card.pdf

7th Grade Math Report Card.pdf

Pre-Algebra Report Card.pdf

Algebra Report Card.pdf

Geometry Report Card.pdf

Click here for additional information and answers to frequently asked questions about Concept-Based Reporting.

Questions regarding the report structure should be directed to the school's Director, Alison Thomas.

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