Standards Based Report Card

Standards Based Report Card
Students working together

Lowell School along with Cunniff and Hosmer are excited to announce we are moving to a Standards Based Report Card in grades kindergarten through grade 5. Standard Based Report Cards assess student performance against a specific and observable grade set of skills; measures each student against the identified grade level “end of year ” standard; Does not measure how the student performs compared to other students. WPS has decided to make this change to more accurately and effectively communicate student progress to parents and students. To be clear and specific about the academic standards and pro-social learning indicators i.e., what all students need to know and be able to do in each domain.To respond accordingly to the Massachusetts State Framework as indicated through the Common Core Curriculum Standards. Support consistent assessment and reporting across the district; and honor the request of teachers and parents who have expressed that the current reporting tool is outdated.