How will feedback be provided to students through grades?

DCPS believes that grades are in the service of ongoing learning, to provide timely feedback and personalized instruction, while making a record of growth and development. Student grades will be:

  • A measure of skills and knowledge from content taught and learned;
  • Based on standards-based evidence of student learning demonstrated in foundational course assignments and assessments;
  • Accessible and available for revision and improvement throughout the term; and
  • Provided frequently and accurately.

Grades can include:

  • Active Participation through listening, speaking, writing, engaging, and/or leading during class discussions or group activities.
  • Student Work that practices and applies discrete skills acquired from individual lessons throughout a unit.
  • Assessments that are formal evaluations of individual student progress and mastery. Assessments range from traditional tests and quizzes to performance-based tasks that demonstrate student skill and knowledge of an entire unit.

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How will virtual learning look different in School Year 2020-2021 than in Spring 2020?

In virtual learning, students will feel loved by their school community, challenged by a joyful and rigorous curriculum, and prepared to take the next steps in their learning. We spent the spring and summer working with over 200 teachers and staff to transfer our curriculum to an online learning management system, which will allow for a more user-friendly, efficient and organized approach to virtual learning.

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What will a student’s schedule look like in the virtual setting?

Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4 (PK3 and PK4): Short, small bursts of learning and individual learning activities are most effective for our youngest learners. Therefore, the PK3 and PK4 structure of the day will include lessons in small groups focusing on developing a love of learning, and individualized lessons that families can also join. The PK3 and PK4 schedule will also include asynchronous (watch videos on your own at any time) lessons for art, music and other skills so that families can access lessons when it works for their children. PK3 and PK4 students will have live learning and asynchronous lessons for an average total of about 2-3 hours per day.

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What will my child need to be successful in virtual learning?

All students will need the following items for successful virtual learning:

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