How can my child exceed the standard?

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Another change for students is understanding the concept of extending the Standard. Extending is not the equivalent of an A on a traditional report card. For example, if a fifth-grader received A’s on every math test during the marking period, he or she would probably receive an A on a traditional report card. If those math tests measured only the concepts fifth graders are expected to master, those A’s would be the equivalent of meeting the standard on a Standards-Based report card; the student is doing what he or she should be doing very well, but not necessarily more. Standards-Based report cards encourage students to demonstrate their ability to apply skills and knowledge beyond grade level expectations.  Performance is characterized by self-motivation and the ability to apply skills with consistent accuracy, independence, and a high level of quality.