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CCSS Report Cards

Common Core Report Card for Grades K-6



With the transition to the Common Core State Standards, there was a need to design a new report card aligned to the new curriculum and assessment changes. With this goal in mind, a Report Card Advisory Committee was formed and tasked with developing a tool that captures and reports student academic progress in a clear and effective manner.  


The MUSD Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Report Card was first implemented as part of a field test at many of our elementary schools during the 2013 - 2014 academic year.  Parents, teachers, and administrators were encouraged to complete surveys to provide feedback on the organization and content of the new report card. The report card committee used this data to make additional revisions for 2014- 2015.


New Changes for 2014 - 2015 

The two new changes in the CCSS Report Card for 2014 - 2015 are in the way we mark the Academic Content Standards and English Learner Progress. 


1. Marking Progress in the Academic Content Standards  
The expected depth or level of understanding of the grade level Common Core State Standards is measured against the end of the school year proficiency NOT against the end of the trimester proficiency.

  • ​Marks
    • (4) Thorough Understanding >  a 4 was formerly  Exceeding the Standards
    • (3) Adequate Understanding> a 3 was formerly  Mastery of the Standards
    • (2) Partial Understanding > a 2 was formerly  Expected Performance
    • (1) Minimal Understanding > Formerly known as Area of Concern
    • N/A Not Applicable

2. Marking ELD English Language Development

All English Learners will receive a mark to demonstrate their level of attainment of English as a second language AND also their understanding of the Language Arts content. In English Language Development, the marks are:


  • Emerging> Formerly known as Beginning/Early Intermediate
  • Expanding> Formerly known as Intermediate
  • Bridging> Formerly known as Early Advanced/Advanced


Report Card Letter for Parents - A Guide to Understanding the 2014 - 2015 Elementary CCSS Report Card

Report Card Letter for Parents- Vietnamese A Guide to Understanding the 2014 - 2015 Elementary CCSS Report Card

Report Card Letter for Parents - Spanish


CCSS Report Card Parent Information - Tri-Fold Brochure

CCSS Report Card Parent Information - Tri-Fold Brochure- Vietnamese

CCSS Report Card Parent Information - Tri-Fold Brochure- Spanish


Previous Changes Implemented in 2013 - 2014 

  • Length - The report card for each grade level is more concise and was reduced to two pages. 
  • Standards  - Alignment  changed from the old California Academic Standards to the new Common Core State Standards. Subject areas are broken down and organized by strand or domain. Students are graded in content/skill descriptors within each strand/domain.
  • Grading Key -  The new system is based on a Growth Model with a 4-1 scale similar to the one that will be used by Smarter Balance Assessments, the tests that will replace the California State Tests (CSTs).
  • Habits of Success - To align with 21st Century Skills, the previous “Life Long Learning” skills have been updated and are under the heading titled, “Habits of Success; Lifelong Learning, 4 C’s.”  The 4Cs stand for Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking. 

Below you will find downloadable blank copies of the new CCSS report cards for each grade level and a sample of the report card with annotations highlighting the changes that were implemented in 2013 - 2014 and the newest revisions for 2014 - 2015..


Parent Survey

Your feedback is essential in helping us continue to improve our report card so that it clearly and concisely communicates your child’s academic progress. Please take a few minutes to complete the MUSD CCSS Report Card Survey for Parents.


Next Steps

Our Elementary Report Card Advisory Committee plans to continue to meet  to review stakeholders’ input and make the necessary revisions to our report card.

Parents may download a blank copy of the new CCSS Report Card for each grade level.


TK Report Card K Report Card 1st Gr Report Card 2nd Gr Report Card
3rd Gr Report Card 4th Gr Report Card 5th Gr Report Card 6th Gr Report Card


New CCSS Report Card- Pg 1, With Annotations

image of the New CCSS Report Card- Pg 1, With Annotations

CCSS Report Card - Pg 2, With Annotations

image of the New CCSS Report Card- Pg 2, With Annotations

Additional Resources

MUSD Website - Parent Section on the Common Core

Web References on the CCSS for Parents