Metro Schools makes changes to elementary school report cards
Today elementary school students will bring home report cards that will look slightly different from what has been sent home earlier this school year. The report cards for the third and fourth nine weeks' grading period have been revised.
The revisions are listed below.
- Revisions to Standards: These revisions were made to ensure that the grades reported on the report card are based on the Tennessee State Standards. It is important that the grades that appear on the report card are reflective of what is being taught and assessed in class.
- Modifications or Accommodations: If your child receives any modifications or accommodations in English Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, or science, these will be noted on the report card in each section.
- Absences and Tardies: These are now reported in full day units. The report card will show absences and tardies as whole numbers. For example, if your child is absent for more than half of a school day, it will be reported as a full day.
- Parent Signature: Your child’s teacher may request that you sign the report card and return it to school with your child. This is to help ensure that you received and reviewed the report card. There is a place for a parent’s signature for this purpose.
You can also view the changes here.
These revisions are intended to improve and enhance our ability to provide transparent information related to students' progress in school. If you have any questions about these revisions, please contact your child’s teacher or call the Family Information Center at 615-259-4636.