Alternate Report Card
During the 2012-2013 school year, a committee comprised of parents, administrators, and teachers developed an Alternate Report Card for reporting student progress for Campbell students in grades K-5. The Alternate Report Card is based on developmentally appropriate social and emotional standards, Habits of Learning from Expeditionary Learning, and academic standards. The Alternate Report Card, which is a blend of Expeditionary Learning expectations and SOL strands, reflects the beliefs of the Campbell community. Report cards are issued quarterly and include narratives written by teachers. Students do not receive letter grades on the Campbell report card, but student progress is measured in comparison to grade level standards.
Campbell has always used a student portfolio to share student progress with parents. In the fall of 2013, the portfolio was revamped to make it more consistent with an Expeditionary Learning model. The updated student portfolio has a consistent method school-wide and follows a child from kindergarten to fifth grade. Students’ work samples which include self-portraits, writing pieces, and reflections are contributed to the portfolio.
Student Led Conferences
In keeping with the Expeditionary Learning approach, Campbell transitioned to Student Led Conferences. As of the spring of 2014, K/1 students attend their own March and June conferences. During these conferences, students present their portfolios to their parents. Students share their goals and progress with their parents and teachers during the conference. This helps students to be part of the process of their learning. Students and teachers receive preparation before participating in Student Led Conferences.