| Saturday, 30 July 2016 |

Academic Reports/Grading

Academic and behavioral performance are reported to parents in the following manner:

PK-SK

Boys in PK-SK receive a developmental progress rating corresponding to their respective academic and behavioral progress.

A printed report card is sent home with the boys in PK – SK each trimester.

The report card of boys in Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten is divided into the following four sections: Subject Area Competencies, Learning and Thinking Skills, Life Skills and Personal Growth and Development.

A boy’s progress in each of the subject area competencies is assessed with the following assessment scale:

3

The student meets or exceeds expectations most of the time.

The student consistently demonstrates strong, independent progress and understanding of academic expectations and consistently produces quality work.

2

The student is making progress toward an expectation of mastery.

The student is making good progress.

1

The student is not meeting grade level benchmarks for achieving mastery.

The student regularly requires additional time and/or support at school and home.

Grades 1-4

The report card of boys in grades 1-4 is divided into the following four sections: Subject Area Competencies, Learning and Thinking Skills, Life Skills and Character Growth and Development.

A boy’s progress in each of the subject area competencies is assessed with the following assessment scale:

Level 3 Learner

The student consistently meets (or exceeds) academic expectations.

The student consistently demonstrates strong, independent progress and understanding of academic competencies and consistently produces quality work.

Level 2 Learner

The student is making progress.

The student is making progress, but does not yet consistently demonstrate understanding of academic competencies and/or does not yet consistently produce quality work.

Level 1 Learner

The student needs improvement.

The student is not yet able to demonstrate understanding of academic competencies. The student does not consistently produce quality work and/or requires much additional teacher support.

NA

Competency not assessed during this trimester

M

Modified work or curriculum

A boy’s progress in each skill in the Life Skills and Learning and Thinking Skills sections of the report card is assessed with following assessment scale:

3
The student consistently demonstrates this skill.
2
The student is making progress, but does not yet consistently demonstrate this skill.
1
The student needs improvement in this skill.

Grades 5–6

The report card of the boys in grades 5–6 is also divided into the four sections described above. The report card and assessment scales are the same for each section; however, boys in grades 5–6 also receive overall numerical grades in the core subjects of language arts, science, social studies and math.

Reporting Grades to Parents

A printed report card is sent home with boys in grades 1 - 6.

Last modified on Saturday, 30 July 2016
Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN • 901-842-4600 Contact Us

 

Newsletter

Weekly news from PDS

We Know Boys

Visit Presbyterian Day School

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 570 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

Top