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Report Card Information

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 Revised and Updated

Report Cards go home tomorrow -- for information about your child's new I-CANyons Report Card, please view this short VIDEOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ9ZNFdjo4o&list=UUIZeTb00iwI_nwNJ0ViWpNg

Based on feedback from parents and teachers, the I-CANyons Student Reports have been revised and updated for the 2014-15 school year. The updated I-CANyons Student Reports will be issued for the first time the week of Nov. 17-21, 2014. 

 What's new on the Student Reports

The updated I-CANyons Student Reports will give parents of elementary school students a progress report for Term 1 and Term 2, and an End-of-Year Summary issued after Term 3 to reflect students' mastery of standards.

Term 1 and Term 2: How Your Student Is Progressing
The three indicators in Term 1 and Term 2 to report an elementary school student's understanding and progress toward mastery of the content are as follows:

    • 3: On Track at this Time - Student is on track to master this standard by the end of the school year.
    • 2: Progressing - Student is making progress toward meeting the standard at this time; sometimes demonstrating skills needed to meet standards, at other times showing a lack of understanding or ability to apply the concept or skills.
    • 1: Insufficient Progress - Student is showing risk of not mastering the standard by the end of the year and is receiving intervention support.

Term 3: How Your Student Did
An End-of-Year Summary is provided following the close of Term 3 at the end of the school year. It will contain three indicators that reflect mastery of the standards:

    • 3M: Mastered – Student has mastered this standard.
    • 2NYM: Not Yet Mastered – Student has mastered some but not all of the skills necessary to consistently apply this standard to future learning.
    • 1NYM: Not Yet Mastered – Student will require on-going intervention to master this standard.

 Why Replace Traditional Report Cards?

In the past, student grades have included subjective factors like attendance, effort, and attitude. In the I-Canyons Student Reports, student mastery and work habits are reported separately in order to give a more accurate report of student progress. The updated I-Canyons Student Reports reflect a student's current understanding of the content, as well as a student’s progress toward understanding the content.

Unlike letter grades, the I-CANyons Student Reports do not average lower scores that may have been earned in the beginning of the semester. This format is designed to give parents a clear understanding of what students have learned as a result of their experience in school. It also gives parents and teachers the tools they need to identify precisely where each individual child needs help.

I-CANyons History

The I-Canyons Student Reports show student progress toward mastery of learning standards. They were crafted by Canyons District educators over two years' time and used in 92 classrooms in six CSD schools in 2012-2013 before their debut in the 2013-2014 school year.

The reports, updated for 2014-2015, will give parents specific information about their child's understanding of the content, now in a more informative, user-friendly format. They also give teachers and parents tools to help students succeed.

The I-Canyons Student Reports contain separate reports of the following:

  • A child's mastery of academic standards in language arts and math;
  • A child's learning skills that support academic success; and
  • A child's growth over time on grade-level benchmarks in language arts and math.

Details about the I-CANyons Student Report can be found in the modules on this page. Should you have additional questions, please contact your child's teacher or school's office, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grading for Learning

Learn about grading & reporting from an international expert: Ken O’Connor, author of two best-selling books, "How to Grade for Learning, K-12" and "A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades."

Additional information

Parents - Why and What

Parents - Why and What full version


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pumpkin  We are excited for Halloween at Draper Elementary and to continue the tradition of our Halloween Parade (2:30 on Friday in the gym) and the wearing of costumes to school.  In order to make the day a success, we want to review a few guidelines:
  • Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning.  This means no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, prevent sitting at desks, or prevent participation in recess.  Costumes should not obstruct movement in the hallways.
  • Costumes may not be violent or suggestive.
  • Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories/props that could be used as a weapon or look like a weapon
  • To summarize, all costumes must be school appropriate.

Thank you for following these guidelines, as they will be enforced.  We want your child to have a happy Halloween experience at school, and following these rules will help us ensure the safety and comfort of all students.

Principal's Month!

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Riddle  This month, teachers and students at Draper Elementary want to recognize our outstanding principal, Mrs. Riddle.  She has done exemplary work at our school and continues to help us reach new heights!  Look at what students at Draper are saying about her in the video link below:

Principal Appreciation Month Video