In order to keep you informed of your child’s progress in math during the school year, an Individual Profile Sheet will be sent home at the end of each unit. The Profile Sheet lists the skills that were taught in the unit with three columns labeled “B”, “D”, and “S”.
- The “B” stands for Beginning. It refers to skills that were taught in the unit for which a student is unable to complete the task independently. They show little understanding of the concept or skill.
- The “D” stands for Developing. It refers to skills that a child is in the process of developing an understanding. The student may show knowledge of it at times, but not on an independent basis. The child may require help getting started or reminders in order to demonstrate the skill.
- The “S” stands for Secure. It refers to skills that are secure for the child, meaning the child knows and uses the skill correctly and independently at all times.
The columns on the Unit Profile Sheet are shaded in one or two of these areas to indicate the expected level of competency for each skill at this point in the school year. Various assessments will be used to determine your child’s level of performance and knowledge of the skills listed for each unit; the Unit Checking Progress (paper/pencil sheet attached to profile sheet) is just one of our formal assessment tools used to obtain the student performance level. The performance level is indicated by a “check” in the appropriate column. A “check” in the shaded area indicates that your child is progressing at the expected level in that skill. A “check” to the left or right of the shaded area indicates that your child is below or above the expected level of achievement for that skill.
When you receive these Unit Profile Sheets please review them. If you have any questions, please contact me. Upon your review of the Profile Sheet you may keep the papers for additional review and practice with your First Grader. Thank you!