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Grading & Report Cards

Grading & Report Cards at Bradford K-8

The school calendar lists dates for each trimester, semester and deadlines for completion of report cards.

Grades K–3

For kindergarten through the third grade, report cards are sent home every 12 weeks.

A number range is used to report academic grades:

  • 4: Exceeding
  • 3: Meeting 
  • 2: Progressing
  • 1: Lacking

For student learning attributes, the teacher will use abbreviations:

  • ED: Effective
  • MP: Progress
  • ND: Not Demonstrated

Grades 4–8

For the fourth through eighth grades, report cards are sent home every trimester and are available online at the end of each semester. Letters A–F are used to report academic grades.

Parents will sign the report card envelope and return it to school. The report card can be kept at home.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Teachers monitor students’ academic progress throughout the school year. If a student is falling behind in a content area, the teacher will keep track of their progress. If a child is not making adequate progress over time, the teachers and parents will meet to discuss support options for the student.

Midterm Alert

Parents will receive a midterm alert if their student’s grades drop by more than one letter or number, to a D or 2 or an F or 1. They will be formally notified if

Elementary Report Cards

Jeffco elementary schools report progress three times each academic year, or roughly every 12 weeks: mid-November, early March and at the end of the school year. The elementary report card is a standards-referenced reporting tool. It is designed to provide:

  • Information to parents about how a child is progressing toward meeting the Colorado Academic Standards (not comparing student to student). Standards specify what all students should know, understand and be able to do.

  • A summary of how a child is developing life and workforce readiness skills.

To understand what students should be learning by grade level, please review the curriculum guides. This course of study is based on Colorado Academic Standards, developed by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). CDE has created parent guides to the Colorado Academic Standards for kindergarten through fifth grade.

Definitions of performance levels

Academic performance levels:

  • “Exceeding standard” indicates that the student consistently exceeds grade-level academic standards and expectations.
  • “Meeting standards indicates that the student consistently demonstrates grade-level academic standards and expectations.
  • “Progressing toward standard indicates that the student is working toward the grade-level academic standards and expectations, but has not been able to consistently demonstrate the learning.
  • “Lacking adequate progress” toward standard indicates that the student consistently does not demonstrate grade-level academic standards and expectations.
  • “Incomplete/insufficient work” indicates that the student has not completed sufficient work to demonstrate grade-level academic standards and expectations.

Student learning attribute performance levels:

  • ED – Student effectively demonstrates attribute
  • MP – Student is making progress toward demonstration of attribute
  • ND – Student does not demonstrate attribute

Report card samples

Before making a determination regarding a student's proficiency and marking it on the report card, teachers analyze a student's progress from multiple measures over the course of the reporting period. It is important to note that teachers have been reviewing the results of assessments and student work throughout the reporting period to determine next steps for instruction. The analysis for student proficiency noted on the report card is based on key pieces of evidence gleaned from:

  • Collecting key samples of student work in a body of evidence.
  • Analyzing the entire body of evidence in comparison to grade-level proficiency as identified by the CDE and Jeffco Curriculum Alignment Project.
Grade Sample Report Cards
Kindergarten

Report Card (English), Report Card (Spanish),
Report Card (Russian), Report Card (Chinese), 
Report Card (Vietnamese)

First
Grade
Report Card (English), Report Card (Spanish),
Report Card (Russian), Report Card (Chinese), 
Report Card (Vietnamese)
Second
Grade
Report Card (English), Report Card (Spanish),
Report Card (Russian), Report Card (Chinese), 
Report Card (Vietnamese)
Third
Grade
Report Card (English), Report Card (Spanish),
Report Card (Russian), Report Card (Chinese), 
Report Card (Vietnamese)
Fourth
Grade
Report Card (English), Report Card (Spanish),
Report Card (Russian), Report Card (Chinese), 
Report Card (Vietnamese)
Fifth
Grade
Report Card (English), Report Card (Spanish),
Report Card (Russian), Report Card (Chinese), 
Report Card (Vietnamese)

Parent guides

Parent guides to the elementary report cards for the 2023-24 school year are below. Parent guides are available in English, Spanish and Russian.

Grade Parent Guides
Kindergarten

Parent Guide (English), Parent Guide (Spanish),
Parent Guide (Russian), Parent Guide (Chinese), 
Parent Guide (Vietnamese)

First
Grade
Parent Guide (English), Parent Guide (Spanish),
Parent Guide (Russian), Parent Guide (Chinese), 
Parent Guide (Vietnamese)
Second
Grade
Parent Guide (English), Parent Guide (Spanish),
Parent Guide (Russian), Parent Guide (Chinese), 
Parent Guide (Vietnamese)
Third
Grade
Parent Guide (English), Parent Guide (Spanish),
Parent Guide (Russian), Parent Guide (Chinese), 
Parent Guide (Vietnamese)
Fourth
Grade
Parent Guide (English), Parent Guide (Spanish),
Parent Guide (Russian), Parent Guide (Chinese), 
Parent Guide (Vietnamese)
Fifth
Grade
Parent Guide (English), Parent Guide (Spanish),
Parent Guide (Russian), Parent Guide (Chinese), 
Parent Guide (Vietnamese)

Middle and High School Report Cards

For most Jeffco middle and high schools, progress reports are issued at the end of each six-week grading period with a report card issued at the end of each trimester or semester. A student's middle and high school grades can be reviewed on the district's online parent portal.

Parents of high school students may wish to view the Board policy on high school grading for details on weighted classes, class rank and grade point average.

Sample Language
Report Card Example

Report Card (English), Report Card (Spanish),
Report Card (Russian), Report Card (Chinese), 
Report Card (Vietnamese)

Parent Guide Example Parent Guide (English), Parent Guide (Spanish),
Parent Guide (Russian), Parent Guide (Chinese), 
Parent Guide (Vietnamese)