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    Family Guide to Elementary Student Progress Reports
    Posted on 11/25/2019
    Graphic of school building and house with text "Elementary School Student Progress Reports: Progress reports provided in December, March and June."

    The first trimester for 2019-20 school year ends on November 29, 2019 and elementary student progress reports will go home to families in early December.

    Starting this year, families will see a few updates to the student progress reports that help teachers share information about students' developing social-emotional skills, learning readiness, and progress toward grade-level standards.

    Seattle Public Schools strives to provide safe learning environments, curriculum that incorporates a student’s life experiences and culture, and instruction delivered by high-quality, culturally responsive educators.

    The student progress report updates will offer a better insights into social-emotional skills and how they prepare students to meet academic standards for English or language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education and arts.

    Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps children manage emotions, set and achieve goals, express empathy, establish positive relationships, and make decisions. These skills are important for learning in school communities. SEL skills are part of all subject areas, so students learn and practice them through the school day.

    Teachers emphasize and evaluate these skills on elementary student progress reports:

    • identifying strengths, feelings and needs
    • seeking to understand others
    • building cooperative relationships
    • critical thinking
    • decision making
    • following safety standards and
    • working through challenges

    Teachers use the words Strength (S), Developing (D), and Emerging (E) to describe students’ SEL growth.

    • Strength: consistently uses skills across subjects and settings
    • Developing: uses skills in most subjects and settings
    • Emerging: beginning to use skills in some subjects and settings

    In every grade, our core work is supporting student learning. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure that every child, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, language proficiency, learning style or disability, achieves to their highest level.

    Family Guides for Elementary Student Progress Reports


    Translated Family Guides for specific grade levels (kindergarten through 5th grade) for the updated Student Progress Report are available.