Dear Families in Grade K through Grade 5,
The kindergarten through fifth-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 several of the Mount Vernon mindset indicators have been assessed for the 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.
In addition to reviewing trimester progress reports, please visit your child’s FreshGrade ePortfolio for ongoing feedback on progression towards Mount Vernon learning outcomes and mindset growth. Feel free to leave a comment in your child’s digital portfolio. We enjoy seeing 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:
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.
Emerging. The student does not yet consistently demonstrate this skill independently. Students should increase practice on these skills to become proficient.
Proficient. The student consistently demonstrates this skill independently. This is the benchmark, the goal.
Advanced. The student consistently exceeds expectations on this skill. This is meant to recognize exemplars of work that surpass developmental expectations.
*Students receiving a “Novice” or an “Advanced” 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.
Lower School Division Head
Lower School Head of Learning and Innovation