Parent Portal – Understanding the grades
Student assessment in School District 21 is designed to provide students, parents, and teachers with information about what students know and are able to do that can be used to plan even more effective learning opportunities for each student in the future.
With this goal in mind, there are typically three types of assessments that teachers and teams will utilize and record in their electronic Gradebooks:
- General assessments–Checks for understanding on a wide range of concepts, content, and skills or a single, specific concept, set of facts, or skill from the District 21 Curriculum Frameworks (may include exit slips, check-ups, written responses, blog entries, tests, quizzes, project rubrics, etc.)
- Power Standards assessments–Checks for understanding that specifically focus on one or more District 21 Power Standard, the most important elements of the grade level curriculum (may include exit slips, check-ups, written responses, blog entries, tests, quizzes, project rubrics, etc.)
- Learner Quality assessments–Observations, check-ins, checklists, and rubrics that focus on student growth in one or more of the District 21 Learner Qualities