An Introduction

  • As a parent of an LISD Elementary student, you will receive a report card and other assessment information four times during the year.  It is our goal to provide you with information on your child’s progress and an understanding of district expectations.  We encourage you to use this information as you work and play with your child, building on his/her natural curiosity.

    *Not all items are assessed each grading period.  

    Areas on the Report Card

    • Content Areas:
      • Future Ready Skills--critical thinking/problem solving/research, creativity, communication/collaboration and citizenship
      • Reading & Language Arts--literacy skills including reading and writing
      • Integrated Social Studies
      • Math--underlying processes and mathematical tools, number relationships, addition/subtraction situations, geometric figures and measurements
      • Science--inquiry skills
    • Second Language Acquisition (only reported for students learning English or Spanish as a second language):
      • Listening
      • Speaking 
      • Reading 
      • Writing
    • Special Areas:
      • Physical Education
      • Art
      • Music
      • Drama

    Performance Scales

    Different performance scales are used to report progress in the three areas on the report card. Teachers use a district-developed rubric to consistently determine grades and report progress.  It is strongly recommended these rubrics be used as student work is discussed in parent-teacher conferences.  In the content and special areas, the rating of "M" is used to indicate students who have met the grade level standard. Earning a rating of “M” is an achievement to be celebrated. The rating of "E" is reserved for the demonstration of deep understanding by extending knowledge of the standard and applying learning in varied and unique ways. The rating of “S” is used to indicate students are still practicing the standard and are on track in their progress toward meeting the standard. The rating of “N” indicates the student is not demonstrating the standard and may require re-teaching, re-assessment, and/or further practice opportunities in order to make progress.  The expectation is that all students are achieving at a level "S" or "M" in the majority of first grade standards for promotion.  Students who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are provided feedback on their progress related to the standards as outlined in the student's IEP and determined by their ARD committee.

    • Content Areas:
      • E - Extends and Applies Standards (This scale applies to 1st grade only)
      • M - Meets Standard
      • S - Still Practicing Standard
      • N - Not Demonstrating Standards
    • Second Language Acquisition:
      • BE - Beginner in the Language
      • EM - Emergent in the Language
      • PR - Progressing in the Language
      • AD - Advanced in the Language
    • Special Areas:
      • E - Exceeds Expectations
      • M - Meets Expectations
      • S - Still Developing
      • N - Needs Improvement
    • Reading Level: The student’s reading level based on the Fountas & Pinnell scales are reported on a continuum from A-Z. More information regarding your child's reading level can be obtained from your teacher. 

    Sample Kinder Report Card

    Sample 1st Grade Report Card