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Fourth Grade Report Card Overview

Interpreting the GradePlus Report Card for Fourth Grade
GradePlus Report CardThe Grade Plus report card for 4th grade provides a detailed analysis of a student's academic achievements. For English Language Arts (ELA) and Math, students receive an overall percentage grade and a breakdown of their performance in specific content areas within these subjects. This detailed feedback highlights both strengths and areas needing improvement. For Science and Social Studies, teachers report grades using a percentage score.Academic Performance IndicatorsIn addition to the numeric percentage grade in ELA and Math, students will receive an analysis of their performance by standard domain, enabling them to identify areas of academic strength and opportunities for improvement more readily. The indicators are defined as follows:Below Standard (1): The student requires more support, frequent reteaching, and additional practice to understand the content.
Approaching Standard (2): The student is applying learned skills but needs some teacher support to meet gradelevel expectations fully.
Meets Standard (3): The student is performing at grade level, producing quality work with little to no teacher support, and fulfilling gradelevel expectations.
Exceeds Standard (4): The student works above grade level, consistently producing outstanding, independent work.
X: Not assessed at this time.* For additional information, see the Individualized Education Program (IEP) progress report.
Work Habit Indicators
Cultivating effective work habits is essential for a student's success. The indicators for work habits are:
Exemplary (E): Performance is beyond gradelevel expectations.Successful (S): Performance meets gradelevel expectations.
Needs Improvement (N): Performance needs improvement to meet gradelevel expectations.
To enhance communication about assessed skills and knowledge, our district content specialists provide descriptors for each category on the report card. Expand each content area to view the detailed descriptors.

English Language Arts
Reading Foundational Skills
 Phonics and Word Recognition (Q1Q4)
 Use combined knowledge of all lettersound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (roots and affixes) to read accurately
 Use combined knowledge of all lettersound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (roots and affixes) to read accurately
 Fluency
 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension (Q1  Q4)
Reading Literature
 Key Ideas and Details
 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says (Q1, Q3)
 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details of the text (Q1, Q3)
 Describe, in depth, characters, settings, or events in a story, drawing on specific details in the text (Q1, Q3)
 Craft and Structure
 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (Q1, Q3)
 Explain the major differences between poems, drama, and prose (Q1, Q3)
 Compare and contrast the points of view from which different stories are narrated (Q3)
 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
 Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation (Q3)
 Compare and contrast the treatment of themes, topics, and patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures (Q3)
Reading Informational
 Key Ideas and Details
 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says (Q2, Q4)
 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text (Q2, Q4)
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why (Q2)
 Craft and Structure
 Determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific words and phrases in a text (Q2)
 Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text (Q2)
 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic (Q4)
 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text (Q2, Q4)
 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support points (Q4)
integrate information from two texts on the same topic to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably (Q2)
Writing
 Text Types and Purposes
 Write opinion pieces (Q4)
 Write informative (explanatory) texts (Q2)
 Write narratives (stories) (Q1, Q3)
 Production and Distribution of Writing (Q1  Q4)
 Produce clear and coherent writing (Q1  Q4)
 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing (Q1  Q4)
 Use technology to produce and publish writing (Q2, Q3)
 Handwriting
 Write legibly in cursive (Q1Q4)
 Research to Build and Present Knowledge
 Conduct short research projects to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic (Q2, Q4)
 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources to answer a question; take notes and categorize information (Q2)
 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research (Q1Q4)
Language
 Conventions of Standard English
 Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing and speaking (Q1Q4)
 Demonstrate command of the conventions of English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing (Q1Q4)
 Knowledge of Language
 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, listening (Q1,Q3)
 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words (Q1  Q4)
 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings (Q1Q4)
 Acquire and use accurate vocabulary, including words and phrases that signal spatial and temporal relationships (Q4)
Speaking and Listening
 Comprehension and Collaboration (Q1  Q4)
 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media formats
 Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points
 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Q1  Q4)
 Report on a topic or text
 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate
 Differentiate between contexts that call for formal or informal English
 Phonics and Word Recognition (Q1Q4)

Mathematics
Numerical Reasoning
 Place Value Understanding within 1,000,000
 Read and write multidigit whole numbers in unit, standard, and expanded form (Q1)
 Explain the relationship between a digit in a multidigit whole number and the same digit in the place to the right and left using multiplication and division (Q1)
 Compare up to three whole numbers by using >, =, or < (Q1)
 Order up to five whole numbers (Q1)
 Round Whole Numbers within 1,000,000
 Round multidigit whole numbers within 1,000,000 (Q1)
 Add & Subtract MultiDigit Whole Numbers
 Add and subtract multidigit whole numbers by using place value understanding and algorithms (Q1)
 Multiplicative Comparison
 Model multiplicative comparison statements (Q1)
 Create two comparison statements, given a multiplication equation (Q1)
 Write multiplicative comparison statements as multiplication equations (Q1)
 Solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison by using multiplication or division within 100 (Q1)
 Multiply MultiDigit Whole Numbers
 Multiply a twodigit whole number by a onedigit whole number using place value understanding and strategies (Q2)
 Multiply whole numbers of up to four digits by onedigit whole numbers using place value understanding and strategies (Q2)
 Multiply 2 twodigit whole numbers using place value understanding and strategies (Q3)
 Divide MultiDigit Whole Numbers
 Divide by a onedigit whole number using tens and ones using place value understanding and strategies (Q2)
 Divide whole numbers of up to four digits by onedigit whole numbers using place value understanding and strategies (Q2)
 Use context to determine how to interpret a remainder (Q3)
 MultiStep Problems with All Operations
 Solve multistep word problems by using addition and subtraction; represent these problems by using equations (Q1)
 Solve multistep word problems by using the four arithmetic operations, including problems that require interpreting remainders in context, represent these problems by using equations, and assess the reasonableness of answers (Q3)
 Assess the reasonableness of estimates when using rounding as an estimation strategy (Q1  Q4)
 Fraction Equivalence & Comparison
 Generate equivalent fractions and their representations (Q3)
 Model and explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) (Q3)
 Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator and justify the conclusion by using a visual fraction model (Q3)
 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators and justify the conclusions (Q3)
 Add & Subtract Fractions & Mixed Numbers with Like Units
 Decompose whole numbers and fractions as the sum of unit fractions (Q3)
 Decompose fractions into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way (Q3)
 Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators (Q3)
 Fractions with Denominators of 10 & 100 and Decimal Numbers
 Express fractions with denominator 10 as equivalent fractions with denominator 100 (Q4)
 Represent tenths and hundredths in decimal form, fraction form, or by using a model (Q4)
 Compare two decimal numbers to hundredths and justify the conclusions (Q4)
Patterning & Algebraic Reasoning
 Patterns & InputOutput Rules
 Create a pattern that follows a given rule and identify additional features of that pattern (Q2)
 Use inputoutput tables to represent patterns and solve problems (Q2)
 Factors, Multiples, Prime, & Composite Numbers
 Identify a multiple of a given whole number in the range 1–100 (Q2)
 Find wholenumber factor pairs in the range 1–100 (Q2)
 Determine whether a whole number up to 100 is prime or composite (Q2)
Measurement & Data Reasoning
 Solve Problems Involving Measurement
 Solve multiplicative comparison word problems that involve units of measurement (Q1)
 Represent measurement quantities by using diagrams (Q1)
 Solve word problems that require expressing measurements of larger units of length in terms of a smaller unit within the customary system (Q1)
 Express larger/smaller units of time, metric units of weight, and liquid volumes in terms of a smaller/larger unit by using tables (Q3)
 Solve word problems that require expressing measurements of larger/smaller units of time, metric units of weight, and liquid volumes, in terms of a smaller/larger unit (Q3)
 Solve measurement addition and subtraction word problems involving fractions with like denominators (Q3)
 Solve measurement word problems that involve adding decimal fractions with denominators of 10 and/or 100 (Q4)
 Ask Questions, Collect, Analyze, & Interpret Data
 Create a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8) and solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using the line plot (Q3)
 Conduct a reallife investigation, collect and represent data, and ask and answer questions based on a graphical display (Q4)
Geometric & Spatial Reasoning
 Angles & Angle Measurement
 Identify and draw right, acute, and obtuse angles in relation to an angle measuring 90 degrees (Q4)
 Apply understanding of angle types to classify triangles as acute, obtuse, or right (Q4)
 Convert between angle measures expressed as a fractional turn through a circle and degrees using division or missing factor equation (Q4)
 Measure angles in reference to 360 degrees in a circle using nonstandard units of measurement (Q4)
 Attributes of Polygons & Line Symmetry
 Identify points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), perpendicular and parallel lines, and lines of symmetry in twodimensional figures (Q4)
 Identify and draw angles (right, acute, obtuse) in a variety of contexts (Q4)
 Identify attributes and use them to classify twodimensional figures, including triangles (Q4)
 Problems Involving Area & Perimeter of Composite Rectangles
 Solve problems involving area of rectangles and composite rectangles (Q2)
 Solve problems involving perimeter of rectangles and composite rectangles (Q2)
 Place Value Understanding within 1,000,000

Science
Earth Science (Q1 & Q3)
 Ask questions  to compare and contrast technological advances that have changed the amount and type of information on distant objects in the sky (Q1)
 Construct an argument  on why some stars (including the Earth’s sun) appear to be larger or brighter than others (Q1)
 Construct an explanation  of the differences between stars and planets
 Evaluate the strengths and limitations of models of our solar system in describing the relative size, order, appearance, and composition of planets and the sun (Q1)
 Develop a model to support an explanation of why the length of day and night change throughout the year (Q1)
Develop a model based on observations to describe the repeating pattern of the phases of the moon (new, crescent, quarter, gibbous, and full) (Q1)  Construct an explanation of how the Earth’s orbit, with its consistent tilt, affects seasonal changes (Q1)
 Plan and carry out investigations to observe the flow of energy in water as it changes states from solid (ice) to liquid (water) to gas (water vapor) and changes from gas to liquid to solid (Q3)
 Develop models to illustrate multiple pathways water may take during the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation) (Q3)
 Construct an explanation of how weather instruments (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, and anemometer) are used in gathering weather data and making forecasts (Q3)
 Interpret data from weather maps, including fronts (warm, cold, and stationary), temperature, pressure, and precipitation, to make an informed prediction about tomorrow’s weather (Q3)
 Ask questions and use observations of cloud types (cirrus, stratus, and cumulus) and data of weather conditions to predict weather events (Q3)
Construct an explanation based on research to communicate the difference between weather and climate (Q3)
Life Science (Q2)
 Develop a model  to describe the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community
 Develop simple models  to illustrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain, beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers
 Design a scenario  to demonstrate the effect of a change on an ecosystem
 Develop a model  Illustrating and describing changes to the flow of energy in an ecosystem when plants or animals become scarce, extinct, or overabundant using printed and digital media
Physical Science (Q4)
 Plan and carry out investigations to observe and record how light interacts with various materials to classify them as opaque, transparent, or translucent
 Plan and carry out investigations to describe the path light travels from a light source to a mirror and how it is reflected by the mirror using different angles
 Plan and carry out an investigation utilizing everyday materials to explore examples of when light is refracted
 Plan and carry out an investigation utilizing everyday objects to produce sound and predict the effects of changing the strength or speed of vibrations
 Design and construct a device to communicate across a distance using light and/or sound
 Plan and carry out an investigation on the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object and communicate the results
 Construct an argument to support the claim that gravitational force affects the motion of an object
 Ask questions to identify and explain the uses of simple machines (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and screw) and how forces are changed when simple machines are used to complete tasks

Social Studies
Geographic Understandings (Q1)
 Locate important physical and manmade features in the United States
 Describe how physical systems affect human systems
Historical Understandings (Q1  Q4)
 Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution (Q1)
 Analyze the challenges faced by the framers of the Constitution (Q2)
 Explain westward expansion in America (Q2 & Q3)
 Examine the main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements (Q3)
 Explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War (Q3 & Q4)
 Analyze the effects of Reconstruction on American life (Q4)
Government/Civic Understandings (Q1)
 Describe the meaning of "natural rights" as found in the Declaration of Independence, “We the People” from the Preamble to the US Constitution as a reflection of the consent of the governed or popular sovereignty, the federal system of government in the US (federal powers, state powers, and shared powers), and representative democracy/republic (Q1)
 Explain the importance of freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution (Q1)
 Describe the structure of government and the Bill of Rights (Q1)
Economic Understandings (Q1 & Q3)
 Identify the elements of a personal budget (income, expenditures, and saving) and explain why personal spending and saving decisions are important (Q1)
 Describe the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events (Q3)

Sample Fourth Grade Report Card