Dr. Jeff White
Chief School Administrator
973-373-3223
bcse@​burchcharterschool.org
100 Linden Avenue Irvington, NJ 07111
100 Linden Ave.,Irvington NJ, 07111
 
Dr. Jeff White
Chief School Administrator

FAQ's

What are the Advantages of a Standards Based Report Card for a Parent?

"The teacher and the administrator sat side-by-side in the teacher’s classroom for a post-observation reflective conference. To engage the teacher in reflective thinking, the administrator asked the teacher a question about a student they had recently discussed. 'So how is Jeremy doing in your English class?' The teacher opened her grade book, ran her finger down the page to Jeremy’s name, moved her finger across the page, and replied, 'He has an 83.5 average in my class.' Pausing for a moment, the administrator quietly said, 'Close your eyes for a moment and picture Jeremy. Tell me what you know about where Jeremy is in mastering the standards addressed in the current unit of study.' Sheepishly the teacher smiled and said, 'I’m not really sure.'"

Oliver, Bruce. “Making the Case for Standards-Based Grading” Just for the ASKing! January 2011. Reproduced with permission of Just ASK Publications & Professional Development (Just ASK). © 2011 Just ASK.

The standards based report card will provide you with in-depth information about your child’s achievement in school.  Through more specific feedback based on standards, both teachers and parents will be able to better focus on helping students meet grade-level goals rather than simply on earning grades.  In addition, the standards based report cards and the accompanying rubrics allow for more consistency in proficiency reporting from one teacher to another.

What is a Standards Based Report Card?
A standards based report card highlights the most important skills students should learn in each subject at a particular grade level. This year in our elementary school learning environment, students will receive marks that report student progress toward meeting content and performance standards four times a year. Rubrics for each of the marking periods are used to determine if the student is progressing toward the end of the year standards. What is the purpose of a standards based report card? The purpose of this report card is to give a clear picture of your child’s achievement on key targets. Whereas traditional reports measure students’ growth in general academic areas, a standards based report card focuses on the student's’ progress with specific skills toward academic targets. These targets, reflecting the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, have been identified as particularly important for students’ success as they continue through school.
What is the Purpose of a Standards Based Report Card?
The purpose of this report card is to give a clear picture of your child’s achievement on key targets. Whereas traditional reports measure students’ growth in general academic areas, a standards-based report card focuses on the student's’ progress with specific skills toward academic targets. These targets, reflecting the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, have been identified as particularly important for students’ success as they continue through school.
Why Use Standards Based Report Cards?
Standards based report cards should provide more consistency between teachers than traditional report cards because all students are evaluated on the same grade-level skills. Parents can see exactly which skills and knowledge their child has acquired. S.B.R.C. focuses on strengths and areas of improvement on state grade level standards and assessments while providing a form of progress monitoring.