North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level and provides a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina. Based on a philosophy of teaching and learning that is consistent with current research, exemplary practices, and national standards, the Standard Course of Study is designed to support North Carolina educators in providing the most challenging education possible for the state’s students. The goal of these standards is to prepare all students to become career and college ready.
Schools communicate with parents and guardians about their child’s academic, behavior, and work habits throughout the year with progress reports and quarterly with report cards. Report cards and progress reports reflect learning standards from the Standard Course of Study and inform parents and students of progress toward the desired outcomes for yearly learning goals.
Johnston County Schools values a strong partnership and effective communication between home and school. In this endeavor, students in Kindergarten through fifth grade will receive a standards-based progress report and report card to serve as a tool in furthering a shared understanding about student growth.
Standards-based grading communicates student progress throughout the year in meeting end of year (EOY) expectations. Teachers assess student performance on learning standards which are specific and observable grade level skills defined in elementary curriculum. (JCS Board Policy 3400)
For more information, please review the Standards Based Teaching and Learning Presentation and drafts of the report card: