Understanding the K Report Card


The K report card informs parents about their child's progression of learning throughout the school year. To thoroughly understand the achievement level on the report card and the skills that have been mastered for ELA and math, visit the learning progression links below.

Taking a Closer Look at Big Ideas and Learning Progressions

The big ideas and learning progressions we are using for documenting and reporting student progress come from the Georgia Department of Education. They were created and provided to school districts as part of the kindergarten formative assessment, GKIDS 2.0. Each school system has the autonomy to use GKIDS 2.0 formative assessment tools as best fits their needs. Using the learning progressions from GKIDS 2.0 for the report card allows teachers and parents to have a common understanding of expectations of knowledge and skills a student needs to be prepared for first grade. Click on the links below to see each learning progression with skills at each achievement level for ELA and math.


Phonemic Awareness


High Frequency Words


Conventions of Writing


Communication of Ideas




Addition and Subtraction




Science and Social Studies

Although in GKIDS 2.0, there are big ideas and learning progressions for science and social studies, we are only going to use the state ELA and Math learning progressions. Teachers will use locally created progressions for science and social studies.

Special Areas

Special areas of Art, Health, Music and Physical Education will use the grading key of N for Needs Improvement S for Satisfactory, and E for Exemplary.

Work Habits

Work Habits will use the grading key of N for Needs Improvement, S for Successful, and E for Exemplary. View the Work Habits rubric for more details.

Additional Resource for Big Ideas and Learning Progressions