Understanding Progress Reports and Report Cards

I have received my child's TITLE 1 PROGRESS REPORT, what do all of those numbers mean?

Crestwood School District administers a benchmark tests to all students three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) that is connected to the PA Common Core standards in both mathematics and reading.  These tests measure all of the skills that a students should know at the end of that grade.

MATH: 
When you look at your child's PA Core Math Benchmark score over the school year, you should see the percentages increase over time.

READING:
Crestwood School District administers the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessments.  The numbers that are written on your child's progress report are your child's current scores.  The GOAL is where they should be at that point in the school year.  You should see the scores increase over time.

What about REPORT CARDS?  What grade is passing and what do those proficiency levels mean?

To be considered "passing" a student must be scoring PROFICIENT in most of the scoring categories.  The four rating levels are:

Advanced (ADV) - Superior academic performance.  This level indicates an in-depth understanding and exemplary display of skills.

Proficient (PRO) - Satisfactory academic performance.  This level indicates a solid understanding and adequate display of skills.  This is considered "PASSING".

Basic (BAS) - Marginal academic performance.  This level indicates a partial understanding and limited display of skills.  There is a need for improvement in these areas.

Below Basic (BB) - Inadequate academic performance.  This level indicates little understanding and minimal display of skills.  There is a major need for improvement in these areas.