Education

Boston Kindergartners to Receive Report Cards

By Linda Jacobson — November 23, 2004 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The 60,000-student Boston public schools will begin issuing detailed report cards on kindergartners next month to better document whether children are meeting academic standards.

The reports, which will be handed out to parents or guardians three times during the school year, will gauge how well children know numbers, letters, and rhyming words and are able to follow directions.

Until now, official report cards were not given until 1st grade, even though most kindergarten teachers were already providing parents with some information about their children’s performance.

District officials say they need to be clearer about the academic expectations in kindergarten. But some parents and early-childhood experts still ask whether too much pressure to learn is being put on children too soon.

A format for the report cards had been the topic of negotiations between the district administration and the Boston Teachers Union for a few years. They reached an agreement earlier this month.

A version of this article appeared in the November 24, 2004 edition of Education Week

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
Attend to the Whole Child: Non-Academic Factors within MTSS
Learn strategies for proactively identifying and addressing non-academic barriers to student success within an MTSS framework.
Content provided by Renaissance
Classroom Technology K-12 Essentials Forum How to Teach Digital & Media Literacy in the Age of AI
Join this free event to dig into crucial questions about how to help students build a foundation of digital literacy.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: June 19, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: June 12, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 29, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 8, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read