Enhancements planned for upcoming Elementary Progress Report release
CASTLE ROCK – Beginning in two weeks, families of Douglas County elementary school students will once again receive Elementary Progress Reports. Parents should notice significant improvements-- including a greater emphasis on content -- as a result of feedback received from parents, teachers and principals last semester.
The EPR Task Force, a group composed of parents, administrators, teachers, a District Accountability Committee member and other district staff members, reviewed the feedback from December and recommended enhancements, which are currently being implemented to improve the tool for the Spring semester.
Some of the feedback included a desire for more comments from teachers about their child’s progress, as well as more detailed information about whether their child is meeting or exceeding Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) for skills within the core elementary subjects of reading, writing and math.
Additionally, parents wanted more information about World Class Outcomes and the grading scale.
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.
There will also be increased consistency in the EPR from school to school, as building principals collaboratively developed and agreed upon a new set of collective agreements. For example, principals agreed on a further defined grading scale and some minimum expectations regarding comments.
Other enhancements include:
Improved technical stability
Improved PDF access and printing capabilities
Creation of ongoing support for parent/guardian access issues
Improved school-level access to students who are no longer enrolled
Ability to get EPR when a student transitions from one school to another (via school registrar)
Colorado Department of Education Standards documentation to provide parents contextual understanding
Future enhancements for the 2016-2017 school year are already planned to provide more contextual understanding of World Class Outcomes and to professionally translate the EPR for families who require alternate languages.
Spring EPR release dates correspond with the school’s last day: