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 Score Proficiency Level Percentage Scale
4 Mastering Standards 95-100
3 Meeting Standards 80-94
2 Approaching Standards 60-79
1 Not 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 Period Progress Reports Go Home End of Grading Period Report Cards Go Home
1st September 6, 2016 September 30, 2016 October 17, 2016
2nd November 14, 2016 December 16, 2016 January 9, 2017
3rd February 6, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 20. 2017
4th April 24, 2017 May 25, 2017 May 25, 2017

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

PDF iconSBG Parent Letter.pdf

PDF iconSBR Parent Letter - espanol.pdf

To view an informational PowerPoint presentation, click the following link:

PDF iconParent iNow SBG 2016 2017.pdf


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