Yesterday I was working with an elementary school as they started developing the statements for their Standards-based report cards. They first focused on critical questions recommended by Thomas R. Guskey and Jane M. Bailey in Developing Standards-based Report Cards. Now they are developing their math statements that they will be assessing at each grade level. They chose to select important focus areas that blended the domains and clusters rather than listing the domains and naming statements within each cluster. This is a sample of what the third grade developed. They included the standards as they created the statements to confirm they were covering all areas. They also wanted to make sure their statements reflected the Standards for Mathematical Practice:
-Create models, write equations, and explain when and why you would use multiplication and division to solve a word problem. (3.OA.3, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.8, 3.NBT.3)
-Show, explain, and apply properties of multiplication and division problems, looking at the patterns involved, using a variety of strategies (skip counting, doubling, finger tricks, and arrays). (3.MD.7., 3.OA.5, 3.OA.9, 3.MD.3)
-Add and subtract with sums and differences from 0-999, and use multiplication and division within 100, to solve equations. (3.OA.3,3.OA.7, 3.OA.8, 3.NBT.2)
-Create and compare fractions
Keep in mind, this was just the beginning work of this group and they did not get totally done. Their goal is to encompass the main grading areas within about 7 statements.
Before we go too deeply into the work, I was thinking we should ask others what you have been doing as far as Standards-Based Reports cards and what you might recommend. If you would like to share documents, links to your work or just share your thoughts, they would be greatly appreciated.