McHenry School District 15

Remote Learning 2.0 Update

D15 Progress Reports - Taking a Closer Look

"Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students, and enthusiastic parents with high expectations" - Bob Beauprez

Progress Reports for 2020-2021

Dear District 15 Families,

We are very proud of the way our students, families and staff have embraced remote learning and will continue to work hard to make enhancements to improve the overall learning experience.

Not that long ago, District 15 team members conducted meetings where grade level representatives spent time collaborating horizontally and vertically to plan, organize, design, and revise new student progress reports for McHenry District 15 families. Although we are very excited for the completion of these newly designed progress reports, we recognized the need to simplify them given the COVID-19 pandemic to fit the current academic year.

To that end, district team members utilized both the 2020-2021 Illinois Priority Learning Standards published by ISBE and the work accomplished last year by D15 educators as a guide to create a simplified progress report for this school year.

District 15's new progress reports provide detailed information on how well a student is progressing towards mastery of year-end standards. The simplified progress reports for remote learning 2.0 places a strong emphasis in the areas of Literacy and Mathematics prioritizing the most important skills students should learn in each subject at a particular grade level.

We are hopeful to utilize the fully designed Progress Reports created by D15 educators starting the 2021-2022 school year. The fully designed Progress Reports prioritize all content areas across the district curriculum. Grades 6-8 will continue to use secondary grading methods but the district will strategize and research ways to also develop standards aligned progress reports for the middle schools in the future.

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Collaborating to Create D15's New Progress Reports

Teams of teachers designed progress reports so standards' expectations could change from one trimester to the next as students move toward the end-of-the-year grade level expectations. Instead of letter grades, students receive academic indicators that show how well they have progressed in mastering grade level standards and skills.
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What Do They Look Like?

Progress Report Descriptors

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A Parent's Guide To District 15 Progress Reports

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