Q. What is Standards-Based grade reporting?

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A Standards-Based grade reporting system is designed to inform parents about their child’s progress towards achieving specific learning standards. The New Jersey Student Learning Standards establish high and challenging performance expectations for all students. They describe what students should know and be able to do, and serve as the basis for the Stanhope School District’s curriculum, instruction and assessment model.

The Standards-Based Report Card:

  • Highlights most important student skills in each subject area and grade level
  • Assesses “how well a child mastered each skill” within a subject area
  • Identifies areas of student strength and weakness to better inform instruction