Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the Madison Metropolitan School District began using a new standards-based report card for all elementary students. Rather than giving number grades (1-4), K-5 teachers will be reporting on students' progress toward grade-level expectations, or standards, that they should meet by the end of the school year.

The new, standards-based report cards will be helpful in many ways. They provide a better and more accurate communication tool for families, they align to the district’s curriculum and classroom expectations and they focus on your child’s strengths and successes.

Below you will find resources to help you and your child understand what the new report cards mean and measure. View a sample report card for each grade level; watch videos; download general resources including an extensive guide and FAQs for families, a quick-reference guide, and bookmarks; or reference materials that you can use to guide the conversation at your next parent-teacher conference.