A Message from the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction

  • Midway ISD uses a standards-based report card for students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. This report card is an important step for our district as we work to ensure that every student is progressing toward mastery of grade-level learning standards. Midway believes that the utilization of a standards-based report card will improve communication and strengthen the relationships among students, teachers, and parents. This report card is the product of the collaborative efforts of curriculum specialists, grade-level teachers, content coordinators, campus administrators, and Midway parents.
     
    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) creates a set of learning standards for each grade level and content ares. These standards describe what each child should learn and be able to do at each grade level in all subjects. The report card is designed to give specific information about a child's progress academically, socially, and emotionally.  Standards-based report cards provide a higher level of consistency of expectations among teachers across the district. The report card helps students, teachers, and parents focus on learning standards, while at the same time giving students an opportunity to receive help if they are not making adequate progress. Parents will know which standards their child has learned and which skills their child needs to learn to be well-prepared for the next grade level.
     
    Communication and a strong partnership with parents are vital to the success of students. Implementing a standards-based report card is another way Midway ISD is striving to involve parents in the learning process. 
     
    Sincerely,
    Brent Merritt, Ed.D
    Assistant Superintendent
     
     
    More information regarding Midway's standards-based report cards is available on these links:
     
    Parent Guide for Grades K-2  This guide includes frequently asked questions about Midway's standards-based report card for parents of students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
    Evidence of Learning for Grades K-2 This document lists types of assessments that may be used to gather evidence of student learning in reading, language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics in grades K-2.
    Grades K-2 MISD Grading Policy This document explains the grading procedures for grades K-2 standards-based reporting in Midway ISD. 
     
    Kindergarten Standards-Based Report Card Resources: 
    Snapshot of Kindergarten Standards-Based Report Card   This view of the kindergarten report card has descriptors for each section.
    Informative Video for Kindergarten Click here to view my lesson
    Kindergarten Performance Indicators This document shows all of the grade level content standards for kindergarten divided into report card topics (language arts, reading and mathematics) and six weeks grading periods (science and social studies).
     
    First Grade Standards-Based Report Card Resources: 
    Snapshot of First Grade Standards-Based Report Card This view of the first grade report card has descriptors for each section. Please note that Midway is implementing an electronic report card in 2016-2017.  The format of the electronic report card is based upon the template shown, with slight variations due to program constraints.
    Informative Video for  First Grade Click here to view my lesson
    2015-2016 First Grade Report Card At this point, we do not have a 2016-2017 second grade report card to share!  The 2016-2017 electronic report card is based upon the template shown for 2015-2016.
    2016-2017 First Grade Performance Indicators This document shows all of the grade level content standards for first grade divided into report card topics (language arts, reading and mathematics) and six weeks grading periods (science and social studies).
     
    Second Grade Standards-Based Report Card Resources: 
    Snapshot of Second Grade Standards-Based Report Card The second grade report card is electronic and may have slight variations in the format of this template.
    2016-2017 Second Grade Performance Level Indicators This document shows all of the grade level content standards for second grade divided into report card topics (language arts, reading and mathematics) and six weeks grading periods (science and social studies).
     
     
     Acknowledgements: 
    The Midway Curriculum and Instruction Department expresses appreciation for the efforts of the teachers, administrators, and parents who participated in the design and implementation of the MISD standards-based report cards.  The focused collaboration, critical feedback, and  thoughtful input provided by all stakeholders led to important refinements in the report cards and development of tools to make the reporting of student progress more informative to every one involved.