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NEW: Based on parent and teacher feedback, the Elementary Progress Report (EPR) has been improved for the Spring semester
As part of the enhancements made to the EPR for this semester, a new "Highlights" page will provide parents with the basic information in how their child is progressing in the content areas of reading, writing and math.  This page will highlight the most important information that teachers want parents to know. Learn about other new enhancements here

 

Access the Elementary Progress Report via the Engaged Parent Portal
Families can access their student's EPR via the Engaged Parent Portal.

Parents/guardians will use the same username and password they use for access to the IC Parent Portal. 

 
 
Spring 2016 Schedule of EPR releases
 
Conventional school calendar - May 26
Modified school calendar - June 3
Split-Modified school calendar - June 6

 

Instructions & Support

Once logged in, parents and guardians will see a student card for all students enrolled in the district. For all elementary students, parents/guardians will see a View EPR button. Please also note that parents/guardians can provide feedback via a survey that will used by each elementary school and the EPR Task Force to improve the report card in future years.

 

In most cases, parents/guardians will first see a Highlights page for the EPR that is a school selected summary of the spring report card. To see the Full Report Card, parents/guardians can click on the "Go To Full Report Card" button in the upper right corner. 


 

From the Full Report Card view, parents/guardians can return to the Highlights view or can elect to access/download/print a PDF of the spring report card using the buttons in the upper right corner.

 

If you are in need of technical support, please call the DCSD IT Support Center at 303-387-0001.

 

About the Elementary Progress Report

DCSD redesigned the EPR in December 2015. In addition to providing families with the same information they expect – about the progress of their child in reading, writing, and math skills – the EPR now also provides parents/guardians with information about how students are doing on the District's World Class Outcomes and the 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration), as well as 21st century skills that are integrated into student learning. 

 

Customized for each school community & student 
Principals and teachers have the ability to align the tool with their school community's needs. For instance, an International Baccalaureate school may choose to integrate the inter-disciplinary themes students are studying, while a Leader in Me school might decide to include progress on Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Additionally, the teachers can personalize the report to match individual students. For instance, they can link a student's Individual Plan or even electronic portfolio and they can differentiate the components of the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) that they report on.

Our goal: Increased partnership with families
By redesigning the EPR, we hope to help families understand where their child’s successes are, as well as to uncover opportunities for continued practice and growth, and ultimately to partner with families to champion student success and prepare them for college and career.

If you have questions, you may choose to reach out to your child’s teacher or principal.  In many cases, they will be best equipped to talk about how the report is being used at their specific school and how it has been customized to meet the school community’s needs.

 

Watch the video explaining the updated progress report
View a conceptual sample of the updated progress report
Read more about the updated progress report
 

Why a New Elementary Progress Report

The Elementary Progress Report was updated and redesigned in December 2015. At Douglas County School District, we know that every one of our students is unique with different interests, challenges, and strengths. They learn in their own ways and at their own pace. For that reason we are committed to not only personalizing learning to meet their specific needs, but also providing information needed so families can support and encourage their growth. That is why DCSD is working to rebuild the Elementary Progress Report.


What is Staying the Same?

  • Reports progress on content, including reading, writing  and math skills
  • 4-point scale for grading
  • Includes attendance and behavior

What is New?

  • Reports on elements of our Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum
  • Schools may customize EPR
  • Supports personalized learning