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Illinois school district may pilot new report cards next fall
TUESDAY, MAY 08, 2012 16:02 PM

Thanks to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), not only is the quality of instruction set to change, but the ways in which students are evaluated as well.

For instance, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is just one school district that plans to introduce new CCSS-aligned report cards, according to the DCPS website. Rather than the traditional A through F grading system, parents may see an "S" for secure, or a "B" for beginning.

In Illinois, members of the Danville School District No. 118 school board have a decision to make as to whether or not they will pilot new Common Core-based report cards during the 2012-2013 academic year, The News-Gazette reported. If approved, kindergartners through second-graders who attend class in the District would receive revised report cards.

Rather than a letter, these students would receive a number between one and four, according to the news source. A four would be the highest, and means that students have exceeded a Standard. Any pupils who receive a one are performing below what is expected of them.