Hello Hunter Families!
We are off and running at Hunter Elementary! We have loved the last five weeks getting to know your children and we can tell great things are in store this year! Every new school year brings change: new teachers, new classmates, new subjects to learn. This year is no different. As you are already aware, Granite School District is adopting Proficiency Based Grading (often called PBG) this school year. You may be wondering, ‘What does this change mean?’ And, ‘How will it affect my child?’ We have answers for those questions!
Instead of a letter grade, students will receive a number 1-4
(1 = below proficient, 2 = approaching proficient, 3 = proficient, 4 = above proficient) for each core standard.
3 is proficient, or in other words 100%. The student has mastered the skill on grade level. 4 is BEYOND proficient, meaning a student has exceeded mastery beyond the grade level standard.
On the report card you may see 3 out of 4. This does not mean your student isn’t achieving (A versus B) but rather, means he/she has mastered the concept and now has the opportunity to work for something beyond grade-level mastery.
A score will not post on a report card until the student has had three opportunities to master the standard. However, you will be able to see all assessments on Gradebook Portal throughout the year.You will see green, yellow, or red bars indicating which standards your child has mastered (green), and which still need some work (yellow or red). This will help you track the growth of your child throughout the year.
Final scores are based on a decaying average (weighted scores) of three assessments.Most current entry/score = 65% (Higher % because it shows a student’s most recent understanding of a standard)
2nd most current entry/score = 23%
3rd most current entry/score = 12%
We know there will be many questions about this change and we are happy to answer them! We will be available during SEPs to talk more about PBG. We will continue to provide information on this change throughout the school year.
Thank you for sending your children to Hunter Elementary!
Kayla MacKay, Principal
Heidi Draper, Assistant Principal