Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My child can do some of the things listed on the progression; why isn't he getting credit?

A: Your child is receiving credit for the things he can do, and this is documented by the teacher. He will not receive credit on the report card until he masters ALL items on the progression for that score. 

Is Standards-Based Grading used just within Clear Creek ISD? 

A: No. School districts across the state and country have been using Standards-Based Grading for more than 10 years.  

Q: Will all TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills – become targets in Standards-Based Grading? 

A: No. All TEKS are addressed throughout the year in the curriculum, however, Priority Standards have been identified for each content area. A select number of these Priority Standards identified as highest priorities for each grade level are indicated on the report card. While all TEKS are introduced and developed within our curriculum, only those identified as highest grade level Priority Standards will be reported on the report card. 

Q: What do the grayed out/shaded areas on report cards mean? 

A: Shaded areas indicate the topic has either not yet been introduced or not yet ready for formal assessment. 

Q: If there is an area in which our child did not hit the expected Target for the nine weeks, where can we go for help?

A: Understanding your Child's Progress: A Guide for Kindergarten Parents, found on the district website, is a resource a parent could use to learn about the specific skills expected. You are encouraged to meet with your child's teacher to learn more.  

Q: Will Standards-Based Grading be implemented in the higher grade levels? 

A: Yes. CCISD is implementing Standards-Based Grading in grades Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade during the 2016-2017 school year and plans to move to Standards-Based Grading for 2nd and 3rd grade next school year (2017-2018). Current plans are for other grade levels to follow. Grades 2-5 are receiving Standard-Based Grades for block classes (P.E., Art, Music) for the current school year.

Q: If a 3 ‘Meets Standard,’ what exactly does a 4 mean?  

A: In Level 4 a learner demonstrates understanding and performance beyond expected proficiency and has exceeded the standards.  Level 4s are challenging and achieved infrequently. 


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