WSD Revised Report Card

The Revision Process

Why revise?

The English Language Arts and Mathematics Curriculum have both been recently revised which caused the need for the district report card to be revised in these areas to match the revised curriculum. The new report card uses learning scales so that teachers are better able to communicate with parents about a child's progress in a particular area. The learning scales also provide parents with more detailed information about why a child was assigned a particular mark (1, 2, 3 or 4). In addition, the learning scales help make sure all teachers are assessing student achievement and growth the same way.


How did revisions happen?

During the 2014-2015 school year, Lakeview Elementary piloted the revised report card. At the end of this school year based on teacher and parent feedback, Lakeview made further revisions to be used during the 2015-2016 school year.


Last year, Lakeview, Duello and Heritage Primary 1st Grade all piloted the revised report card. During this year, the district decided to role the revisions out district wide. The 3 pilot schools then led all Wentzville K-5 Teachers through professional development about the upcoming changes for 2016-2017. During May of 2016, Lakeview, Duello, and Heritage 1st grade made another round of revisions based off of teacher, parent and administrator feedback.

1st Quarter Report Cards Received at Parent Teacher Conferences

The schools who piloted the report card the past two years found it successful to hand out the report card to parents at the 1st quarter conferences. Many parents expressed this was helpful. This will allow teachers to talk through the report card with parents. During conferences, your child's teacher will be able to share with you how your child is progressing on the learning scales for reading, writing and math report card indicators.


If you are not able to attend parent teacher conferences, your child's report card will be mailed home after parent teacher conferences.

An Analogy to Help Explain the 4-3-2-1

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By clicking below, you will be linked to a document that defines the report card indicators. The goal of this document is to help parents better understand what the indicators cover and what grade levels assess each indicator.
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What subject areas are a part of the revised report card?

The only areas that are revised are reading, writing, mathematics, and physical education. All other areas of the report card will still be measured in the same manner as before.

What is a report card indicator?

A report card indicator is a broad category on the report card. For example, "Number Sense" is a report card indicator. A report card indicator can be thought of like an umbrella that covers many skills that are under the umbrella.

What is a learning scale?

Each report card indicator has a matching learning scale. The scale clearly describes what a student must do in order to earn a curriculum mark that goes next to the report card indicator. A student must show mastery of all lower number skills too in order to achieve the higher number mark.

How can I find copies of the learning scales?

The district has posted the report card scales on the district website. The scales are found under Department-Curriculum Instruction & Assessment-2016-2017 Revised Report Card Information.


If you want a paper copy, please request one in writing to the school office.

What level do we want the students to achieve on the learning scale?

3.0 is grade level expectations. Our goal would be for all students to reach the 3.0 by the end of the school year. All students will reach the 3.0 at different points in the year. Classroom teachers will notify parents if there is a concern with your child making it to the 3.0 by the end of the school year.

What does my student need to do if they start at a 1?

Your student will be reassessed and given the opportunity to show improvement each term. The classroom teacher will be working with your student to improve his or her ability in that area. Please support your student at home with this work.

Why are some areas not assessed or blacked out on report card?

Not all areas are taught in every quarter. Grade levels and administration will work together to determine which areas will be marked each quarter. This will be consistent amongst the grade level.

Why does the report card include both a letter grade and scale score for grades 3rd-5th?


  • Some classes in middle school use a letter grade to help determine placement
  • Ease transition to new report card
  • Continue to ask for parents for feedback on this issue

What if I have more questions?

If you have further questions about the report card, please contact your building administrator or Dr. Gregg Klinginsmith.

Why is the district making a change?

The Wentzville School District has recently revised both the English Language Arts and the Mathematics curriculums. A new report card was needed to guarantee alignment between the new curriculums and the report card. The new report card uses learning scales so that teachers are better able to communicate with parents about a child's progress in a particular area. The learning scales also provide parents with more detailed information about why a child was assigned a particular mark (1, 2, 3 or 4). In addition, the learning scales help make sure all teachers are assessing student achievement and growth the same way.