l Standards Based Assessment and Reporting | Walcott Elementary & Junior High School
  • Walcott Elementary & Junior High School

    Principal: Mike Garnica

    Associate Principal: Garet Egel

    545 E. James Street Walcott, Iowa 52773

    Phone: (563) 445-5200            Fax: (563) 445-5959


  • Standards Based Assessment and Reporting

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Davenport Junior Highs have moved to Standards Based Assessment and Reporting. 

    Standards-based assessment and reporting (SBAR) is a system in which a student’s individual learning is the primary goal. It is a method for teachers to measure student knowledge based on state or national content standards. Although every system needs a grading component, SBAR encompasses an entire learning process enabling students to take chances, re-learn material, and demonstrate their understanding of the content. 

    I am attaching two letters: 1) One from Corri Guy, our Curriculum Director, explaining SBAR, and 2) a letter with dates from me. 

    I support SBAR because it provides the student with multiple opportunities to learn the material. The new learning curve this year is the numerical grading practice that communicates to YOU as a parent and to the STUDENT the grade the student has earned. 

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. 

    Mike Garnica

    Corri Guy Letter  Letter from the Principal