First Grade Grading Scale

S+ - Demonstrates Strength

S Satisfactory Progress

I Showing Improvement

N Needs to Improve

U Unsatisfactory Progress

NA Not Applicable to Quarter

 

 

Stages of Reading Development

Pre-Emergent Reader

(Stage 1)

Emergent Reader

(Stage 2)

Early Reader

(Stage 3)

Transitional Reader

(Stage 4)

Independent Reader

(Stage 5)

Enjoys book experiences

Uses repetitive text patterns to mimic reading

Reads familiar text word-by-word

Reads familiar text with increasing fluency (rate, accuracy, phrasing and expression)

Reads independent-level text with fluency (rate, accuracy, phrasing and expression)

Interacts with books

Uses prior knowledge and experiences to make meaning

Uses prior knowledge, clues from text, and experiences to make and predict meaning

Uses prior knowledge, clues from text, and experiences to make, predict, and infer meaning

Uses prior knowledge, clues from text, text structures, and experiences to make, predict, infer, and synthesize meaning

Developing phonemic awareness

Attends to features of print such as lines of text, words, and letters

Figures out most simple words using meaning, context clues, or phonics

Integrates meaning, context clues, and phonics to decode difficult words

Uses self-monitoring strategies and self-corrects while reading

Developing letter-sound knowledge

Recognizes a few high-frequency words, names, and simple words in context

Recognizes and reads many high-frequency words and simple words in context

Recognizes and reads high-frequency words and an increasing number of difficult words, many of which are content-related

Recognizes and reads most words automatically

 

 

Mathematics Profile of Progress

Beginning (B): Your child cannot yet complete the task independently and shows little understanding of the concept or skill.

 

Developing (D): Your child shows some understanding. However, errors or misunderstandings still occur. Reminders, hints

and suggestions are needed to complete the task.

 

Secure (S): Your child demonstrates a firm grasp of the concepts/skills and can apply these concepts/skills correctly and independently.