Curriculum and Instruction

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Elementary Report Cards

Kindergarten and Grade 1 

The Kindergarten and First Grade Report Card has changed.  Students began receiving a standards based report card for the first time during the 2013-2014 school year.   The new report card communicates with parents how students are progressing toward mastering standards in all subjects.  A standard is an expectation of what a student should know and be able to do by the end of the school year.

A standards-based report card:

  • Clearly communicates what  a student should  know and be able to do at their grade level
  • Indicates a student’s progress toward mastering  a standard evidenced by the most recent  assessment of their learning.
  • Students will be given many opportunities to show that they are working toward meeting the end of year standard.

On this report card there are four performance indicators, 4, 3, 2, 1 on the Performance Grade Key.  These indicators reflect the student’s growth toward mastery of the end-of-the-year standards.

Performance Grade Key:

4= Exceeds Standards: The student consistently demonstrates the ability to exceed grade -level concepts and skills with high quality work reflecting higher thinking skills.

3= Meets Standards: The student demonstrates proficiency with grade level concepts and skills, with accuracy, quality, and independence.

2=Progressing Toward Standard: The student demonstrates progress toward grade-level concepts and skills with support and assistance

1=Beginning Demonstration of Standard: The student demonstrates a beginning understanding of grade-level concepts and skills with support and assistance.

 It is not unusual for students to receive 1s and 2s at the beginning of the school year.  We will continue to monitor growth toward mastery of what is expected by the end of the year.

The Kindergarten report card uses only the Performance Grade Key, as explained above, while the Grade 1 report card uses both the Performance Grade Key and an Academic Grade Key (A, B, C, D, F).

Academic Grades will only be provided Quarters 2 and 4 and reflect a cumulative score for Quarters 1 and 2 and Quarters 3 and 4.  Your child’s teacher can provide additional information about the new report card. As always, our goal is to keep you informed of your child’s progress.

Grades 2-5

Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, the Sarasota County School District has amended the grades 2-5 report card. This has occurred because the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) has made changes to the names and content of courses. These changes have affected the names of subjects on our District report card.

Report Card Changes



Reading, Written Communication, Spelling, Handwriting are no longer separate subjects

Now called Language Arts


Academic Code (A,B,C,D, and F)

 The Academic Code is now called the Academic Grade (still using A, B, C, D, and F) and is given in all subject areas.

The Academic Code was given every quarter for Art, Music, Physical Education

Now the new Academic Grade is as follows: Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory will be given the 2nd and 4th quarters for only Art, Music, and Physical Education.

Effort Grade in Art, Music, and PE was range of

 five codes: Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, and Unsatisfactory

Effort Grade in Art, Music and PE will be a range of four codes:  Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, and Needs Improvement


Your child’s teacher can provide additional information about the report card. As always, our goal is to keep you informed of your child’s progress.


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Curriculum and Instruction

Kelly Ellington, Elementary School
Sue Meckler, Middle School
Catherine Cocozza, High School
Lakedra Barber, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34101
Fax: 941-927-4023
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
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Catherine Richter, Bookkeeper
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32232
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231

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