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TES uses Standards Based Grading.  These are the Standards that your child will be taught this year.  They will be scored using a scale of 1-4. 



3-Proficient/Meets expectations

2-Partial mastery of the standard, can perform parts of the standard with assistance

1-little or no mastery of the standard even with assistance




   Foundational Skills:

  •       Apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding and encoding words.
  •       Read prose and poetry with accuracy and fluently to support comprehension.


   Literature and Informational Text:

  •       Quote accurately from the text to support claims.
  •       Summarize and determine the theme or main idea using different strategies.
  •       Compare and contrast individuals, events, and ideas across texts.
  •       Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.
  •       Compare, contrast, and explain the structure of texts.
  •       Describe and analyze the point of view of a variety of texts.
  •       Compare, contrast, integrate, and reflect on topics and information presented in multiple texts.




   Language and Writing:

  •       Write opinion pieces using support from facts, strong structure, logically ordered reason, information from texts, and linking words.
  •       Write informational pieces using strong structure, developing the topic using facts, details, quotations, and using linking and domain-specific words.
  •       Write narratives using strong structure, including Beginning-Middle-End, narrative techniques, concret and sensory details, and linking words.
  •       Develop and strengthen writing through revising, editing, or trying new approaches in a variety of tasks.
  •       Conduct short research projects using several sources.
  •       Use grammar effectively including prepostitions, interjections, conjunctions, and verb tense.
  •       Use capitalization, punctuation, and spelling effectively.
  •       Use Latin and Greek roots to uncover word meanings.
  •       Understand and interpret figurative language, word-relationships, and word nuances such as similes, metaphors, and idioms.


   Speaking and Listening:

  •       Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with divers partners on various topics.
  •       Summarize and report texts or information presented in different formats.





  •    Classify and describe the attributes of 2-D shapes.
  •    Create and graph ordered pairs using X and Y coordinates in the first quadrant.


   Measurement and Data:

  •    Convert customary and metric units and solve real world problems.
  •    Represent and interpret data using line plots and fractions.
  •    Understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.


   Numbers and Operations in Base Ten:

  •    Understand place value in terms of base 10.
  •    Read, write, compare, and round decimals.
  •    Multiply and divide using mulit-digit numbers and decimals to hundredths using both algorithms and modeling.


   Numbers and Operations-Fractions:

  •    Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators using both visual models and equations and benchmark fractions for estimation.
  •    Multiply and divide fractions through rescaling, visuals, and algorithms to solve real world problems.


   Operations and Algebraic Thinking:

  •    Write and evaluate expressions using the order of operations.
  •    Create and identfiy relationships among data using ordered pairs.




  •     Demonstrates understanding of disciplinary core ideas.
  •     Asks questions based on observations to find more information.
  •     Participates in class investigations.  Makes observations and collects data that can be used to answer a question or make comparisons.
  •     Records and shares scientific thoughts observations, and ideas in the form of pictures, drawings, and writing.
  •     Design or build a device that solves a specific problem. 



  •     Demonstrates understanding of content, vocabulary, and processes.
  •     Interprets and uses visual materials (maps, charts, etc.).
  •     Communicates subject area knowledge through varied forms (writing, technology, answering).