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Fifth Grade Report Card Overview

Interpreting the GradePlus Report Card for Fifth Grade
GradePlus Report CardThe Grade Plus report card for 5th 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
 Fluency
 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension (Q1Q4)
Reading Literature
 Key Ideas and Details
 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text (Q1, Q3)
 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details of the text; summarize the text (Q1, Q3)
 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, 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 figurative language such as metaphors and similes (Q1, Q3)
 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem (Q1, Q3)
 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described (Q3)
 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (Q1)
 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (Q3)
Reading Informational
 Key Ideas and Details
 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text (Q2, Q4)
 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text (Q2, Q4)
 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text (Q2)
 Craft and Structure
 Determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific words and phrases in a text (Q2)
 Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text (Q2)
 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent (Q4)
 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly (Q2, Q4)
 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support points, identifying which reasons support which points (Q4)
 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably (Q2, Q4)
Writing
 Text Types and Purposes
 Write opinion pieces (Q3, 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 (Q1, Q2)
 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; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work; provide a list of sources (Q2, Q4)
 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research (Q2, Q3, Q4)
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 (Q1, Q4)
Speaking and Listening
 Comprehension and Collaboration (Q1  Q4)
 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats
 Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence
 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Q1  Q4)
 Report on a topic or text and present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace
 Include multimedia components and visual displays when appropriate to enhance the development of maid ideas or themes
adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks
 Phonics and Word Recognition (Q1Q4)

Mathematics
Numerical Reasoning
 Place Value Understanding of MultiDigit Decimal Numbers
 Explain the relationship between digits in multidigit whole numbers (Q1)
 Explain the effect of multiplying and dividing whole numbers by powers of 10 (Q1)
 Express wholenumber powers of 10 in exponential form, standard form, and repeated multiplication (Q1)
 Explain the relationship between digits in multidigit decimal numbers (Q3)
 Explain the effect of multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by powers of 10 (Q3)
 Multiply MultiDigit Whole Numbers
 Multiply two multidigit whole numbers using an appropriate strategy (Q1)
 Divide MultiDigit Whole Numbers
 Represent and solve division problems of wholenumber dividends with up to 4 digits and wholenumber divisors up to 25 by using models (Q1)
 Interpret a Fraction as Division
 Interpret a fraction as a division expression or situation and write the quotient as a mixed number or fraction (Q1)
 Represent fractions as division by using models (Q1)
 Solve word problems involving division and fractions (Q1)
 Compare & Order Fractions
 Compare and order up to three fractions with unlike denominators (Q1)
 Interpret a Fraction as Division
 Model problems involving the division of whole numbers with fractional quotients (Q1)
 Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers with fractional quotients (Q1)
 Solve multistep problems, including word problems, involving the division of whole numbers with fractional quotients (Q1)
 Add & Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators
 Reason about the process of adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike units (Q2)
 Model making equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike units (Q2)
 Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike units (Q2)
 Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers with unlike units (Q2)
 Model word problems involving addition or subtraction of fractions or mixed numbers that refer to the same whole (Q2)
 Estimate sums or differences of fractions or mixed numbers mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers to word problems (Q2)
 Rename fractions as decimals in order to add and subtract fractions and decimals (Q3)
 Multiply & Divide Fractions & Whole Numbers
 Multiply a fraction by a whole number (Q2)
 Represent fractions as multiples of unit fractions with the same denominator (Q2)
 Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number (Q2)
 Multiply a whole number by a fraction (Q2)
 Solve problems involving the multiplication of a whole number by a fraction (Q2)
 Recognize, model, and contextualize the product of a fraction and a whole number or fraction (Q2)
 Compare the effects of multiplying by fractions and whole numbers (Q2)
 Explain the effect of multiplying by a fraction less than 1, equal to 1, or greater than 1 (Q2)
 Model and evaluate the division of unit fractions by nonzero whole numbers (Q2)
 Model and evaluate the division of whole numbers by unit fractions (Q2)
 Solve word problems involving division of unit fractions by nonzero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions (Q2)
 Decimal Number Sense to the Thousandths
 Read and write decimals to the thousandth place in standard form and expanded form (Q3)
 Compare two decimals to the thousandth place by using >, =, and < (Q3)
 Round decimals by using place value understanding (Q3)
 Add & Subtract Decimals to the Hundredths Place
 Add and subtract decimals to the hundredths place (Q3)
 Model addition and subtraction of decimals to the hundredths place (Q3)
 Analyze and explain strategies for addition and subtraction of decimals to the hundredths place (Q3)
 Solve realworld and mathematical problems that involve addition and subtraction of decimals to the hundredths place (Q3)
 Write, Interpret, & Evaluate Numerical Expressions
 Write wholenumber numerical expressions with parentheses (Q1)
 Evaluate wholenumber numerical expressions with parentheses (Q1)
 Translate between wholenumber numerical expressions and mathematical or contextual verbal descriptions (Q1)
 Compare the effect of each number and operation on the value of a wholenumber numerical expression (Q1)
 Write numerical expressions that include fractions and parentheses (Q2)
 Evaluate numerical expressions that include fractions and parentheses (Q2)
 Translate between numerical expressions that include fractions and mathematical or contextual verbal descriptions (Q2)
 Write numerical expressions that include decimals and parentheses (Q3)
 Evaluate numerical expressions that include decimals and parentheses (Q3)
 Translate between numerical expressions that include decimals and mathematical or contextual verbal descriptions (Q3)
Patterning & Algebraic Reasoning
 Patterns in Tables & on the Coordinate Plane
 Generate and represent two numerical patterns using two given rules (Q4)
 Identify the relationships between corresponding terms by using tables and the coordinate plane (Q4)
 Plot and interpret points in a twodimensional coordinate system (Q4)
 Solve realworld and mathematical problems by using the first quadrant of the coordinate plane (Q4)
Measurement & Data Reasoning
 Solve Problems Involving Measurement
 Explore realworld problems involving different units of measure, including distance, mass, weight, volume, and time. (Q3)
 Ask Questions, Collect, Analyze, & Interpret Data
 Create line plots to represent data sets in fractions of units (1/2, 1/4, 1/8) and use line plots to analyze data and solve problems (Q2)
 Explain and model the meaning of the mean of a data set as the equal share value (Q2)
 Measurement Conversions within the Metric System
 Convert among wholenumber amounts within the metric measurement to solve problems (Q1)
 Convert among amounts (with decimals) within the metric measurement system to solve problems (Q3)
 Measurement Conversions within the Customary System
 Convert among wholenumber amounts within the customary measurement system to solve problems (Q2)
 Convert among amounts (with decimals) within the customary measurement system to solve problems (Q3)
Geometric & Spatial Reasoning
 Classification of Polygons
 Explore, compare, and contrast polygons based on their properties (Q3)
 Explore and investigate the fact that attributes of a category of twodimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category (Q3)
 Volume of Rectangular Prisms
 Recognize that volume can be measured using unit cubes and that a solid can be packed without gaps or overlaps by packing them with unit cubes (Q4)
 Measure volumes by counting unit cubes that represent cubic centimeters, cubic inches, cubic feet, and improvised units (Q4)
 Explain the relationship between multiplication and volume by packing right rectangular prisms with unit cubes (Q4)
Calculate volumes of right rectangular prisms by using the formula V = B × h, where B is the area of the base (Q4)
 Place Value Understanding of MultiDigit Decimal Numbers

Science
Physical Science (Q1 & Q2)
 Plan and carry out investigations of physical changes by manipulating, separating, and mixing dry and liquid materials (Q1)
 Construct an argument based on observations to support a claim that the physical changes in the state of water are due to temperature changes, which cause small particles that cannot be seen to move differently (Q1)
 Plan and carry out an investigation to determine if a chemical change occurred based on observable evidence (color, gas, temperature change, odor, new substance produced) (Q1)
 Obtain and combine information from multiple sources to explain the difference between naturally occurring electricity (static) and humanharnessed electricity (Q2)
 Design a complete, simple electric circuit to explain all necessary components (Q2)
 Plan and carry out investigations using common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity (Q2)
 Construct an argument based on experimental evidence to communicate the differences in function and purpose of an electromagnet and a magnet (Q2)
 Plan and carry out an investigation  to observe the interaction between a magnetic field and a magnetic object (Q2)
Life Science (Q3)
 Ask questions  to compare and contrast instincts and learned behaviors
 Ask questions  to compare and contrast inherited and acquired physical traits
 Gather evidence  by utilizing technology tools to support a claim that plants and animals are comprised of cells too small to be seen without magnification
 Develop a model  to identify and label parts of a plant cell (membrane, wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts) and of an animal cell (membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus)
 Construct an explanation  that differentiates between the structure of plant and animal cells
Earth Science (Q4)
 Construct an argument  supported by scientific evidence to identify surface features (examples could include deltas, sand dunes, mountains, volcanoes) as being caused by constructive and/or destructive processes (examples could include deposition, weathering, erosion, and impact of organisms)
 Develop simple interactive models  to collect data that illustrate how changes in surface features are/were caused by constructive and/or destructive processes
 Ask questions  to obtain information on how technology is used to limit and/or predict the impact of constructive and destructive processes

Social Studies
Historical Understandings (Q1  Q4)
 Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century (Q1)
 Describe US involvement in World War I and postWorld War I America (Q2)
 Explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans (Q2)
 Explain America’s involvement in World War II (Q3)
 Discuss the origins and consequences of the Cold War (Q3)
 Describe the importance of key people, events, and developments between 1950  1975 (Q4)
 Trace important developments in America from 1975 to 2001 (Q4)
Geographic Understandings (Q1)
 Locate important places in the United States
 Explain the reasons for the spatial patterns of economic activities
Government/Civic Understandings (Q1  Q4)
 Explain how a citizen’s rights are protected under the US Constitution (Q1)
 Explain the process by which amendments to the US Constitution are made (Q1)
 Explain how amendments to the U S Constitution have maintained a representative democracy/republic
Economic Understandings (Q1  Q4)
 Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events (Q1  Q4)
 Describe the functions of four major sectors in the U S economy (Q2)
 Describe how consumers and producers interact in the U S economy (Q2)
 Identify the elements of a personal budget (income, expenditures, and saving) and explain why personal spending and saving decisions are important (Q4)

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