Follow these steps to monitor your student’s academic progress this school year

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Sacramento City Unified School District has created a helpful 1-page guide with steps you can take to monitor your student’s academic progress this school year. The tool is meant to work hand in hand with Infinite Campus’ SCUSD Online Parent Portal to help you keep track of whether your student is meeting grade-level standards in English Language Arts and Math.

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Click here to download the English guide for parents/guardians 

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Why It Matters

Research shows students perform better academically when their parents are engaged in their education. However, knowing the right questions to ask and what information to monitor and when during the school year to look for it, is as important as being engaged. Below are the specific steps you can take to monitor your student’s academic progress and grade level readiness this school year.

STEP 1

Ask your school the following questions:

  • What are the grade-level expectations at this time of year?
  • Is my student making adequate progress? How do we know?
  • What are my student’s strengths and areas where improvement is needed?
  • How are you supporting my child to reach grade-level standards in Language Arts and/or math? How can I support my child to reach these standards?
  • What’s the plan to challenge my student if already on grade level? How can I help?
  • How will we know if our plan is working?
  • When will we come together again to check on it?
STEP 2

In addition to checking your student’s report cards and progress reports, ask your child’s school at least once every trimester (for students in grades K-6) or every quarter (for students in grades 7-12) how your student performed on the following:

  • Foundational Reading Skills (Grades K-2, as needed)
  • English Language Arts District Common Assessment
  • Mathematics District Common Assessment
STEP 3

Log-in to Infinite Campus and check your student’s results on the following state-mandated assessments:

  • English Language Arts & Math Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) / California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Grades 3-8 & 11 (Look for this information March–May)
  • Physical Fitness for Grades 5, 7 & 9 (Look for this information February–April)
  • California Science Test (CAST) / California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Grades 5, 8, 11 & 12 (Look for this information March-May)

The District will be reaching out to parents/guardians throughout the school year to notify you of the time frames when you should be checking in with your school and Infinite Campus to monitor your student’s academic progress. For more information, visit our website.