5. How will my child be graded?
The Illinois State Board of Education provided guidance to all public schools in Illinois regarding grading while under the Remote Learning environment. This guidance is clear that districts must keep in mind that student learning during these unprecedented, difficult times is much different than when students are in the school environment. However, students’ completion of each week’s assignments is essential to effectively continue learning at home. As a result, the following information applies to District 2’s progress report to be issued Friday, April 17:
- Progress Reports: Available to parents on Friday, April 17, after 12 p.m.
- The Third Trimester progress report will be posted on the district website on Friday, April 17, after 12 p.m.
- Given the Remote Learning environment, grades such as ‘Beginning’, ‘Progressing’, ‘Meets’, and ‘Excellent’ will not be provided. Instead, parents and students will receive narrative feedback comments from their child’s teacher(s) regarding the student’s participation and completion of assignments each week since the start of the online learning environment.
- Grades Pre-K-2: Parents will receive their child’s progress report feedback and comments about their overall participation via their child’s grade level App:
- Pre-k through Grade 2: SeeSaw
- K-2 Bilingual: RemindMe
- Kindergarten and Grade 1: Bloomz
- Grade 2: RemindMe
- Grades 3-5: Parents will receive their child’s progress report feedback and comments through the TeacherEase portal. Comments are provided for English Language Arts and Math only.
- Grades 6-8: Parents will receive their child’s progress report feedback and comments through the TeacherEase portal. Comments are provided for English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Science for Grades 6-8. In addition, middle school parents will be provided a checklist noting their child’s level of participation: ‘Consistently’, ‘Generally’, and ‘Rarely’.
- Report Cards: Information regarding the end-of-year report card will be provided as the district learns more from the State as to when schools might re-open.