Elementary Progress Reports

In elementary school students are assessed on standards to see progress toward grade-level goals.  Students work on a variety of assignments to show mastery of the standards.  These standards are assessed to see if a student M Met the Standard, is E Emerging toward...

Salem City Schools Reporting Student Progress

While grades have not always been part of formal education, they have been part of education in America for the better part of the history of schooling, or at the very least, as long as any of us can remember.   Assigning students grades based on their performance was...

Checking Our Bearings AND Enjoying the View

In 2009, Salem City Schools embarked on an Assessment FOR Learning journey based on research indicating that teachers could accelerate student academic progress and growth by consistently and thoughtfully providing descriptive feedback.  The research further indicated...