Palo Alto Unified School District takes pride in building strong parent-school partnerships. Communication about student progress is a critical part of that partnership. The progress report is used to communicate students’ social-emotional learning and academic progress based on District expectations as informed by the Common Core State Standards. It highlights current performance levels, student strengths, and areas for continued growth.
During the 2013-14 school year, staff and parent committees worked together to design a new progress report that reflects the Common Core State Standards and specific interests of the Palo Alto Unified School District community.
We are eager to ensure consistency in expectations for student performance at each grade level and the expectations for completing the progress reports. Teachers are engaging in calibration conversations over the course of the year. With the standards being new, it will take time for teachers to clearly understand and articulate expectations. The documents below, however, provide guidance to increase consistency.