Just curious-how is your school with following directives? Our district is going to 'standard based' report cards. We had a report card committee last year which I served on. Basically, I understood it as we needed to break our grades down a little bit. No longer one grade for reading, one for writing, one for math, etc. Now it should be one for narrative/persuasive/expository, one for base ten operations/fractions/geometry/algebraic equations/etc. There was a LOT of push-back against this, and the whole experience was miserable. I do believe, if we are going to these standards, that we should be reporting on the progress in them. Not every standard, but on the main ones, yes. There are some teachers here who really, really do not like the idea of breaking their grades down. I suspect this is because they do not want to have to be held accountable for having assignments/tests that align to these standard strands. It's much easier to just enter all your grades and average, or not even enter grades-just give what you want to the kids. The curriculum director has said you can do one grade for reading and one grade for writing, but she is making us break our math down. I'm fine with this-I have my grading set up so I can see how kids are doing with the strands. But there are many teachers that are e-mailing in saying they are just not going to do it-they are simply going to put the same grade in each box available, regardless of how that student is really doing with the standard strand. I find this a bit unbelievable. I've never imagined that you could just say 'I'm not going to do this', especially in a district e-mail. Is this just my district (the teachers at the other elementary are doing this, too), or is this common?