• Standards Based Grading in FSD145

    In our efforts to make grades meaningful, Freeport School District uses astandards-based reporting system that describes what we expect students to learn and be able to do. The purpose of the standards-based reporting system is to communicate where students stand in reference to specific expectations for their learning.

    The K-5 standards-based report cards list the English/language arts and math expectations or student learner outcomes, based on the Illinois Learning Standards.

    Four (4) levels of student achievement are used to communicate a student’s progress in regard to specific learning standards. The four levels are as follows:

    • 4 Exceeds -- Documented evidence student consistently applies the attained content, concepts and skills to complex problems and novel situations
    • 3 Proficient -- Documented evidence student attained expected content, concepts and skills
    • 2 Progressing -- Documented evidence student is moving toward attaining content, concepts and skills
    • 1 Needs to Improve -- Little to no progress toward attaining content, concepts and skills

    In addition to the four (4) levels of student achievement, an “X” indicates the standard is not being assessed at this time.


    The examples below list the current standards reported in grades K-5.

    NOTE: Spanish is only taught at Jones-Farrar.  Other elementary schools do not offer foriegn language instruction.