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Updates to Sharing Student Progress and Elementary Report Cards


The following message was recently sent to families of students in grades K-5 to explain some changes being implemented at all six Snoqualmie Valley elementary schools, intended to improve reporting on individual student progress.


Dear families of elementary students,


Elementary schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District use a standards-based reporting system. The term standards-based refers to instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting based on students demonstrating understanding or mastery of the Washington State standards.


As we inform instructional practice and accurately articulate student progress towards grade-level standards, you will notice adjustments to graded work and assessments, including end-of-trimester report cards.


The update in the report card effectively reflects your child’s progress towards demonstrating understanding of grade level standards by the end of the academic year. As referenced in the chart below, the first and second trimesters will reflect progress toward end-of-year standards. Third trimester, your child will earn a standards-based grade reflecting the level of mastery of end-of-year standards.


Elementary Report Card Academic Descriptors

Click here for a pdf of the chart.


We are excited about this improvement to our communication of your child’s progress, as well as our consistency in grading across the district. Should you have any questions regarding this shift, please contact Dan Schlotfeldt, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, at




Dan Schlotfeldt

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning

Snoqualmie Valley School District


(Click here for the Spanish version of this parent letter.)