ELEMENTARY TRIMESTER GRADE REPORTING PERIODS 2020-2021
Trimesters 1, 2, & 3 are abbreviated as T1, T2, and T3 in the table below.
There are three reporting periods throughout the school year, each lasting approximately 12 weeks.
TK-5 report cards are shared with families during Parent/Teacher Conferences. The dates of the conference are:
Trimester 1: Week of November 16, 2020
Trimester 2: Week of March 8, 2021
Teachers and Site Leaders: Access report card resources
SFUSD Standards-Based Report Cards
SFUSD report cards are part of a reporting system for home-school communication. In addition to report cards, families may see District Assessment Reports, teacher newsletters, student portfolios and other documentation of your child’s learning at school.
What are "Standards-Based" Report Cards?
Standards-Based report cards measure each student’s progress toward end-of-the-year goals or “standards.” By focusing on what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level, families will have a much deeper understanding of their child’s learning and what can be done at home to support it.
What does my child's grade mean?
Proficiency levels are used to show progress toward year-end goals. The levels are:
- Not Yet Approaching
Traditional grades indicate static performance, rather than progress toward goals. Proficiency levels allow students to gauge their current learning with the expectations of the standard so that they can continue their growth toward mastery.
How do I make sense of the report card?
SFUSD provides sample Report Cards and Family Guides for every grade level, TK-5.
Family Guides provide helpful information for interacting with your child’s teacher during Parent/Teacher conferences as well as tips for supporting your child’s learning at home.
Scroll down to find these resources.
History of SFUSD Standards-Based Report Cards
In 2006, SFUSD undertook the work of aligning the elementary report card to current research on the effectiveness of standards-based report cards (SBRC). Focusing on grade-level goals and student’s progress toward those goals has been shown to lead to improved student outcomes as compared to traditional measures.
In 2013-15, the report cards were revised to reflect California's adoption of the Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Math.
Built Though Collaboration
Each new version of the SFUSD Report Card is the product of active collaboration. Throughout the process, teachers, parents, content specialists, and principals are involved. The thoughtful inclusion of a wide array of viewpoints helps to ensure that the report card is an effective aid to communication between parents, teachers, and students.