About Our Report Card

What Makes Us Different, Makes a Difference!

Standards Based Reporting

This approach provides parents and teachers with more specific skills and knowledge acquired while improving continuity between grade levels and schools. It also removes factors like behavior, performance abilities, personality, and effort; allowing us to separately focus on mastery of specific content knowledge, teamwork, and behavioral expectations. This transparency shares students’ strengths and informs parents more specifically of where students might be struggling.

Mastery Learning Model

Mastery learning simply means allowing a student to continue to work on a concept until they master that concept or skill. We measure level of mastery using a 4-point mastery scale.

Hands-On Learning

The SNU Lab School supports a "Hands-On" learning environment where Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Technology, and Art are integrated within projects.

Project Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. In this process students use empathy to connect with an iterative human centered design approach that gives them freedom to practice applying a growth mindset as they develop grit and persistence. These standards are aligned with 21st Century Skills.

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. These standards align with those set by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning.

Content Area Learning

The SNU Lab School uses a Standards-based report card. Unlike traditional report cards where students receive one letter grade for reading, one for math, one for science, and so on, standards-based report cards provide more detail by reporting skill categories that align with specific content standards within each subject area.