All Georgia students are expected to meet the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The GPS outline what each student should know, understand, and be able to do
in core content areas. The Cobb County report card used in previous years evaluated students’ progress against the previous state curriculum (QCC). To more effectively communicate student progress toward meeting
the GPS, a more descriptive evaluation tool has been implemented by the Cobb County School District.
This year, third grade students will be included in the Primary Reporting System (K-3). As in kindergarten,
first, and second grades, the purpose is to provide clear communication to students and parents on the student’s progress toward meeting the state standards.
The Primary Reporting System uses the following
indicators to report performance:
3+ Exceeds Standards – In addition to the 3, makes applications and inferences beyond expectations.
3 Meets Standards consistently and independently
2 Progressing toward meeting the standards
1 Limited progress or does not meet standards
When using this system, each student is assessed to determine to what extent (3+, 3, 2, or 1) he/she demonstrates
mastery of the standard.
The Primary Reporting System uses the following indicators to report learning skills and behaviors:
S Successful - Student displays appropriate learning skills and behaviors
P Progressing - Student is progressing; displays appropriate learning
skills and behaviors most of the time
N Needs Improvement - Student does not display learning skills and
behaviors that lead to success
When using this system, each student is assessed to determine to what extent (S, P, or N) he/she demonstrates learning skills
and behaviors that lead to success at school.
To support parent understanding of the expectations for students, parents will receive the “Report Card Information for Parents” publication early in the school
year. Additional opportunities for feedback to and from the classroom teacher may include notes home, weekly folders/agendas, emails, phone calls, and parent conferences.