Once your school has identified priority standards for each grade and subject area, it's time to get them on your report card. Complete and submit the "Customizing your district's Standards-Based Report Card" form attached below and we'll help you create an easy to read form that communicates student proficiencies with the formatting options that make them pop!
Step One: Download the "Customizing your district's Standards-Based Report Card" form and complete the simple steps!
Step Two: Enter the name of your jmc building in the "Building Name" field to notify the Forms team of the correct building within your jmc database.
Fun Fact: Standards-based report cards are building specific because they utilize student and course data exclusive to a particular jmc building.
Step Three: Enter the name and email of your school's report card expert in the appropriate fields so the jmc Forms team can contact them with any questions.
Step Four: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkbox to indicate whether the Forms team is adjusting an existing report card or creating a new report card from scratch.
Step Five: Enter any additional comments that would help the forms team successfully create your report card. For example, for "School Name" include the name as it should appear on the report card or for "Other" include the specific information needed.
Step Six: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkboxes to specify the school information you'd like included on your district's "Report Card Header".
Fun Fact: A Report Card Header is district and student information located at the top of every standards-based report card. Include the associated information exactly as it should appear on the Report Card Header in the space provided to ensure accurate school information.
Step Seven: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkboxes to include specific "Student Information" on your report card.
Helpful Tip: Include information about how you would like the student information displayed on your report card (for example "Student Name" Last, First).
Step Eight: Place a checkmark in the "School Logo or Crest" checkbox to include an image associated with your school on your report card.
Helpful Tip: Include a .jpg or a png file of your school logo with your submission to include the image on your report card.
Step Nine: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkbox to indicate the orientation of your report card.
Portrait Orientation is a vertical format with the height greater than the width
Landscape Orientation is a horizontal format with the width greater than the height
Step Ten: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkbox(es) to indicate the "Attendance Information" to include on your report card.
Step Eleven: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkbox to indicate the "Term Type" utilized by your school.
Helpful Tip: Not seeing your term type listed? No problem! Simply place a checkmark in the "Other" checkbox and indicate your term types in the space provided.
Step Twelve: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkbox to indicate the type of "Comments" to include on your report card.
Fun Fact: "Hand Typed" comments will provide space for teachers to enter comments directly on a report card and "Pre-Loaded" comments are available for teachers to choose from a drop-down list.
Helpful Tip: Add your own "Pre-Loaded" comments on the Grading > Utilities > Edit Comments page if you are utilizing "Pre-Loaded" comments on your report cards.
Step Thirteen: List Subjects/Domains, Course Names/Numbers, Priority Standards and a Proficiency Scale (if specific to a grade) for the appropriate grade level using the corresponding tab on jmc’s Standards and Benchmarks worksheet.
Grade Level(s): grade levels with different priority standards will have separate standards-based report card forms in jmc. For example: 2nd Grade Report Card, 1st-2nd Grade Report Card, Kindergarten Report Card etc.
Subjects/Domains: each grade level will divide groups of standards into subjects or domains that will be listed as a heading on your standards-based report card. For Example: Math, English Language Arts, Writing, Reading, and Physical Education.
Course Names/Numbers: include jmc course names/numbers along with the corresponding subject/domain so the Forms team can allow teachers to track results using their preferred gradebook option and report end of term results on the report card.
Priority Standards: list the standards teachers will summatively report out on according to their subject/domain. Use family/student friendly language and consider report card space when selecting standards since the more standards you have and the bigger they are, the more space is required on a report card.
Proficiency Scale Result Key: list the results your teachers will use on your standards-based report card. Include the "symbol" (for example: 1, A, +, -, etc) and a brief description (for example: M = Meeting grade level standard) for each result so the forms team can create a results key for your report card.
Fun Fact: "Subjects/Domains" can be entered manually into jmc Office by heading to the Standards and Benchmarks > Definitions > Edit Standards page. Similarly, "Priority Standards" can be entered on the Standards and Benchmarks > Definitions > Edit Benchmarks page if you would like to add your own.
Step Fourteen: Email your completed Formatting Form along with the Standards and Benchmarks worksheet to the Forms team at firstname.lastname@example.org.