Dear Families in Grade 1 through Grade 4,
The first grade through fourth-grade standards-based progress report is designed to give you a comprehensive picture of your child’s academic skills and the dispositions of the Mount Vernon Mind. As you review your child’s progress report, you will notice the same six Mount Vernon mindset indicators reported on during the first trimester have been reported on for this trimester. This baseline information will assist you in supporting your child while he or she grows as Creative Thinkers, Communicators, Ethical-Decision Makers, Innovators, Solution Seekers and Collaborators. This year, we will focus on six indicators, one from each of the mindsets, as we aim to continue to grow in our practice of assessing and reporting on the mindset growth of our learners.
In addition to reviewing this trimester's progress report, please visit your child’s FreshGrade ePortfolio for ongoing feedback on progression towards Mount Vernon learning outcomes, mindset growth, and student reflections. Feel free to leave a comment in your child’s digital portfolio. We enjoy reading parent reflections!
Students' progress on the Mount Vernon Mindsets is reported using the following indicators:
EE Exceeds Current Expectations
ME Meets Current Expectations
AE Approaching Current Expectations
LE Lack of Evidence
Students' progress on the Mount Vernon Learning Outcomes will be reported using the following indicators:
1: Novice. The student needs improvement in this skill. In addition to the remediation happening at school, students need more practice with this skill at home.
2: Emerging. The student does not yet consistently demonstrate this skill independently. Students should increase practice on these skills to become proficient.
3: Proficient. The student consistently demonstrates this skill independently. This is the benchmark, the goal.
4: Advanced. The student consistently exceeds expectations on this skill. This is meant to recognize exemplars of work that surpass developmental expectations. Families should not expect to see many 4s on the report.
*Students receiving a 1 or a 4 will have an accompanying comment.
The School uses progress reports to discern, map, and inform your child’s learning journey. Progress reports are intentionally written in student-friendly language, so we hope you will spend time reviewing the report with your child. The reports will be available through PowerSchool until May 1, 2019. We will then remove access to student accounts while teachers input data for the Trimester 3 Progress Report.
To access this valuable information regarding your child’s growth and learning, please see the instructions on the following pages.
Lower School Division Head
Lower School Head of Learning and Innovation
ACCESSING AND PRINTING PROGRESS REPORTS
- Navigate to PowerSchool (https://mountvernon.powerschool.com) and enter your username and password. New families received information from Kasi Turner at the start of the school year.
If you have trouble logging in, please click the Forgot Username or Password link.
For optimal viewing, we recommend parents use a computer rather than a mobile device.
2.) From the Grades and Attendance page, click the Standards tab, then click the drop down arrow to open the progress report.
3.) In the progress report, a white comment icon indicates additional narrative feedback. Clicking on the comment icon prompts a secondary window to slide in from the right, displaying the comment.
3.) To print a progress report, open the report and press Command + P (Mac) or Control + P (PC). The multi-page report begins on page 2 of the document.
4.)To print comments, open a comment and highlight the section you wish to print. Right-click on the highlighted section and select Print.
Alternatively, parents may wish to copy and paste all narrative comments into another document (for instance, a Word document or a Google document) to save for their records.
If you have any trouble, please complete a support ticket and a member of our support team will be in touch.