Progress Report

Elementary Parent Handbook: Elementary Progress Report

The Souderton Area School district has a standards-based progress report that has been in place in all our elementary schools for several years. This document has been aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards (www.pde.state.pa.us for more information) and reflects a student's progress toward achievement of year-end standards. Children in grades K, 1 and 2 will be assessed on their progress over time toward the standards, and children in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be assessed on their achievement of the standards as well as their growth during the trimester. In addition, all children receive feedback on their “learner qualities,” those behaviors that will enhance their ability to learn across a lifetime (being a self-directed learner, producing quality work, working collaboratively with others, and demonstrating good citizenship).

At the beginning of the school year parents will be able to access through the internet the parent handbook that explains the progress report with great detail. The handbook provides a more comprehensive discussion of the differences between this progress report and the ones used in the past and also outlines the learning goals for each grade level. Progress reports are issued three times a year (December, March and June). Parent conferences for all students are held just prior to the end of the first trimester.