Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) Parent Handbooks
Due to budget cuts, the Instructional Support Services Department will no longer be able to supply copies of the Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) Parent Handbooks to our school.
The San Diego Unified School District is now using a Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) at the elementary level. This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards.
Standards describe what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level in all subjects, and this new report card is designed to give parents more and better information about how their children are progressing.
On the report card, parents will learn whether or not their child is proficient—meaning that the child has met grade-level standards, basic—meaning that the child is approaching the standards, below basic—meaning that the child has not met the standards, or advanced—meaning that the child has exceeded the standards. The report card will also provide information on student work habits.
This new report card is helpful in multiple ways. First, it will ensure that there is more consistency of expectations from teacher to teacher. Second, it will help teachers and students focus on the standards from the very beginning of the year, giving students a chance to get help sooner if they are not making adequate progress. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, parents will learn exactly how their students are doing based on the standards—they’ll learn which big ideas and concepts their children have learned and what they need to work on to ensure they are ready for the next grade level.
This information is very useful during parent-teacher conferences in November and March. Please log onto the SDUSD's website to read each handbook by grade level.