Wyoming Public Schools scores students on the report card using PERCENTAGES. A student scoring at 80% or above has demonstrated mastery of that standard.
A "P" on the report card shows that the students PRACTICING the skill but has not been assessed.
Report cards are sent home at the end of each quarter. Some standards are assessed EVERY quarter, some standards are not.
Some of the standards have END OF THE YEAR BENCHMARKS. This means that the goal is that the student will be at or above 80% by the end of the year.
WPS uses a standards based report card. Standards are defined in all of the content areas:
Language Arts (reading and writing)
The AFFECTIVE section of the report card looks at students work habits and behavior. Students are rated on a number scale.
3=Most of the Time
2=Some of the Time
Students in Wyoming Public Schools attend 5 "special" classes during the week.
Physical Education (PE)
Computer Programming (CP)
The teachers of these classes rate students as either satisfactorily or not satisfactorily participating and developing skills in that area.
Attendance is very important for academic success! Each student's attendance history is include on the report card.
SRI stands for Scholastic Reading Inventory. This is a test that our students take at the end of first grade and will continue to take until they graduate. It measures the students reading ability, more specifically, their ability to comprehend (understand) what they are reading. The scoring guide at the top of the report card will show the range expected for proficiency at the end of the year in that grade level. The student's score on this assessment is in the "Tests" section on the report card.
SRI - Goals for the end of the year are shown in the scoring guidelines box at the top of the report card.
DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. Elementary students are tested on the DIBELS 3x per year. One of the assessments that DIBELS tests on is an Oral Reading Fluency assessment. Students are given a grade level passage and are asked to read the passage out loud. The teacher times the student for one minute and records the number of words read correctly in that minute. The scoring guidelines show the goal for the number of words read in a minute. This is recorded on the report card in two different ways. The first is in the language arts section. The second is under the "Tests" section.
One of the tests of the DIBELS assessment looks at students Oral Reading Fluency (how many words a student can read correctly out loud in one minute). This appears on the report card for 1st through 4th grade.
1.RD.1 = First Grade
2.RD.1 = Second Grade
3.RD.1 = Third Grade
4.RD.1 = Fourth Grade
The numbers shown next to this standard are NOT percentages. They are the actual number of words the student read in one minute. The scoring guidelines shows what the goal is for the student's grade level.
When students take the DIBELS, they are tested on more than one assessment. The "Tests" section on the report card shows their composite score which is a number calculated to represent their overall level when combining the assessments given. The "level" will show if the student is CORE (at benchmark), STRATEGIC (need some support) or INTENSIVE (needing intensive support.)
The 16 and 51 next to 1.RD.1 represent the NUMBER OF WORDS the student read correctly in one minute. The scoring guidelines show that the benchmark for winter was 23 words so this child was below that benchmark. The benchmark for spring is 47 words and so this child was at benchmark on the spring assessment.