Standards Based Reporting

Parents & Guardians,

Huntsville City Schools uses standards-based reporting in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Student proficiency of the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards is measured using the following rubric:

HCS Elementary Scoring Rubric
Proficiency Scale ScoreProficiency LevelPercentage Scale
4Mastering Standards95-100
3Meeting Standards80-94
2Approaching Standards60-79
1Not Meeting Standards<59
  • Student work is scored with a percentage and entered into iNow.
  • Percentage scores are converted to the proficiency scale score.
  • Progress reports and report cards display students’ proficiency scale score for each class.
  • The iNow – Home/Parent Portal allows 24/7 viewing of student scores and reports.
  • Parent user names and passwords are available at the student’s school and may be obtained in person with proper identification.
Nine-Week PeriodProgress Reports Go HomeEnd of Grading PeriodReport Cards Go Home
1stSeptember 5, 2017 September 29, 2017October 16, 2017
2ndNovember 13, 2017December 15, 2017January 8, 2018
3rdFebruary 5, 2018March 2, 2018March 12. 2018
4thApril 23, 2018May 24, 2018May 24, 2018

To download a copy of the information on this page, click the following link:

Standards-Based Grading Parent Letter 2017-2018

Clasificacion basada en estandares letra de los padres 2017-2018

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