PreK - 1st Parent Resources

  • The standards-based grading system cannot be correlated with the traditional A-F grading scale.  The marks (DV, PG, and PF) describe a student's proficiency level for a competency.  The grade level target is Proficient (PF). When a student reaches Proficient (PF), he or she has met the grade level expectations for that competency.


    When your child receives a mark of...







    What you know

    Needs additional time and practice

    Almost there

    Met Grade Level Expectation

    Possible action

    Pay close attention/provide support

    Monitor progress


    Reinforce learning


    Questions for my child

    What are you learning?

    Where are you confident? Where do you need support?

    What are you learning?

    What skill are you working on? How can I help?

    What are you learning?

    How do you know when you are successful?

    Possible questions for my child’s teacher

    What skill or topic should we focus on?

    What types of intervention are available?


    How can I support my child’s understanding?




    How can I reinforce this learning at home?






    Additional resources for parents will be added throughout the year.

Shifting the Conversation at Home

  • At home, parents can begin to shift the conversation towards learning as well.  Instead of asking your child, "what grade did you get?" try asking questions that push towards reflecting on learning.

    Building student ownership of learning graphic


    Additional resources for parents will be added throughout the year. 

  • The video provides an overview of standards based grading and how it relates to PreK through 1st grade.

  • The video provides an overview of how to read the parent guides for each grading period and view the grades in Skyward.