Assessments and Standards
Corvallis School District uses Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as educational standards for all students. Common Core State Standards provide rigorous English-language arts and math standards. Additionally, students are assessed using Smarter Balanced Assessments, which test students' English literacy and math skills to determine college and career readiness.
Understanding Your Child's Report Card
Your child’s mastery of the grade level standards will be reported on what they know and can do, not on their effort. Their achievement results will be based on a combination of standards-based assessments, classroom observations, and age-appropriate assignments. However, your child will receive a separate rating for effort that addresses their characteristics as a learner, including areas such as responsibility and cooperation.
Mid-year reports are sent in February. It is expected that most students will not meet grade level standards by mid-year. Some standards may be marked N/A which indicates the curriculum was not addressed (taught or assessed) during the first semester.
|4||Exceeds||Independently uses and applies knowledge in ways that demonstrate higher level thinking skills|
|3||Proficient||Demonstrates understanding of grade level skills and concepts and requires minimal support|
|2||Developing||Has not yet met the standards but is progressing toward achieving skills and learning grade level concepts|
|1||Emerging||Currently not meeting the grade level standards. Student demonstrates an inconsistent understanding and application of knowledge|
|N/A||Standard not addressed during this time period|
Corvallis School District provides its elementary students with current, rigorous, and accessible curricula. All curricula adopted by the school district align with Common Core State Standards.
Our district provides students with modern tools to support and enhance learning. Students have access to different technology devices to enhance skill development and learn digital citizenship, which is taught as part of the Corvallis School District’s technology curriculum. Safe and responsible research and computer skills are reinforced in the intermediate grades.
Technology Access and Resources
Students are taught digital citizenship as part of Corvallis School District's technology curriculum. Additionally, students are responsible for taking appropriate care of their devices. Rules and guidance are offered to students and are available below to keep technology tools secure and in good working order.
Our goal is to give our students all the skills needed to move on to middle school and beyond. Part of that process is to help our students prepare for life in the Digital Age. One way we approach this is to provide Digital Citizenship lessons for each grade level. These lessons are adapted from the Common Sense Media Curriculum and cover topics including exploring the internet safely, balancing media use, cyberbullying, and research.
These lessons come with some fantastic Family Activities to follow up on lessons at home. There are also Resources and Tips for parents who need some help navigating these waters with their students. Below you can find links to these items.
Digital Citizenship Family Activities
- 1st Grade
- 2nd Grade
- 3rd-5th Grade: Cyberbullying
- 3rd-5th Grade: Digital Footprint
- 3rd-5th Grade: Media Balance
- 3rd-5th Grade: News & Media Literacy
- 3rd-5th Grade: Privacy & Security
- 3rd-5th Grade: Relationships & Communication
- 6th-8th Grade: Additional News & Media Literacy
Resources & Tips
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- News & Media Literacy
- Media Balance & Well-Being
- Digital Footprint & Identity
- Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
- Legit-O-Meter – This poster helps students to determine if an online source is “legit.” Gives tips on what to look for on a website to evaluate it’s validity as a good news source.