MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR SECOND GRADE PROMOTION TO THIRD GRADE AT ECCLESTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Assessment
The student must show complete competency in the following areas:
 Student will be reading at a 2.5 on the GatesMacGinitie Reading Test by the end of the semester.
 Student will be able to read the K12 sight words with 95% accuracy and the Grade 2 sight word list with 90% accuracy.
 Student will be able to score at least 16 out of 20 points on Write From the Beginning Assessments
 Student will be able to score 70% or better on unit tests.
 Student will be able to score 70% on vocabulary concepts.
 Student will be able to use proper punctuation and capitalization when writing sentences.
 Student will be able to identify beginning, middle, and end in a story and summarize orally or in written format.
 Student will be able to read with a score of 80 on the DIBELS Orals Reading Fluency test.
 Student will be able to identify characters, setting and the main idea in a story.
READING
The student…
 Blends sound components into words and applies knowledge of beginning letter (onsets) and spelling patterns (rimes) in single and multisyllable words
 Uses a variety of structural cues (ex., word order, prefixes, suffixes, verb endings) to decode unfamiliar words.
 Uses a variety of context clues (ex., illustrations, diagrams, information in the story, titles and heading, sequence) to construct meaning (meaning cues).
 Uses context cues to define multiple meaning words
 Uses a variety of strategies to comprehend text (ex., inference, selfmonitoring, predicting, retelling, discussing, and restating ideas).
 Uses knowledge of contractions, base words, prefixes and suffixes, compound words to determine meaning of words.
 Uses resources and references to build upon word meanings (ex., dictionaries and glossaries)
 Summarizes information in texts (including, but not limited to, central idea, supporting details, connections between texts).
 Uses specific ideas, details, and information from text to answer literal questions.
 Makes connections and inferences based on text and prior knowledge (ex., order of events, possible outcomes).
 Understands similarities and differences across texts (ex., topics, characters, problems).
 Reads informational text for specific purposes.
 Alphabetizes words according to first and second letter.
 Locates information in simple reference materials.
MATHEMATICS Number Sense
The student…
 Understands and uses ordinal numbers 1st – 100th or higher
 Compares and orders whole numbers to 1000 or more (<, =, >) and compares two or more sets.
 Represents whole and fractional numbers using concrete materials and drawings (halves, thirds, fourths and sixths).
 Represents equivalent forms of the same number using concrete materials, diagrams and number expressions.
 Counts to 1000 or more by 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 25s, 50s and 100s using a variety of ways, such as mental math, paper and pencil, hundred chart, calculator and coins.
 Knows the place value of a designated digit in whole numbers to 1000.
 Adds and subtracts 2digit numbers with or without regrouping using models, concrete materials and algorithms.
 Solves problems involving addition and subtraction using a variety of strategies (ex., drawings, role playing and working backwards) and explains the solution strategy.
 Estimates reasonable solution for addition and subtraction problems (sums to 100) and explains the procedure used (ex., the sum of 34 + 57 is more than 80 since 30 + 50 = 80).
 Counts by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s
 Make tallies and give the total
 Complete simple FramesandArrows diagrams
 Solves addition number stories
 Find equivalent names for numbers
 Show “Pennies”, “Nickels”, “Dimes”, and “Quarters” for a given amount
 Know addition facts
 Know subtraction facts to and from 20 by memory
 Add three 1digit numbers mentally
 Know complements of 10
 Count by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s and describe the patterns
 Find missing addends for the next multiple of 10
 Solve number grid puzzles
 Plot data on a bar graph
 Multiply numbers with a 0 or 1, 2’s, 5’s and 6’s as a factor (will start in January)
GEOMETRY
The student…
 Identify 2 & 3 Dimensional shapes
Measurement
The student…
 Use equivalent coins to show money amounts in different ways
 Use a calculator to compute money amounts
 Exchange pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
 Tell time to five minute intervals
 Demonstrate calendar concepts and skills
 Compare quantities from a bar graph
Ideas for helping your child at home
Language Arts
 Have a time EACH DAY for family members to read aloud or silently together. Discuss the main character, setting, problem and resolution of your child’s book.
 Write with your child and keep a journal of your own.
 Have your child write a letter on a weekly basis. Have your child create postcards to send.
 Learn one word and what it means every day. See how many times that word can be used in conversation during the day.
Mathematics
 Ask your child to help you bake a cake. Allow your child to measure out all the ingredients.
 Have your child accompany you to the grocery store with a calculator. Have him/her round the price of each item to the nearest dollar and enter into the calculator. When you reach the checkout ask your child to count the change from a purchase.
 Write word problems for your child to solve. Let him/her write word problems for you to solve.
 Ask your child to tell you the time and how much time has passed throughout the day (use clock with minute and hour hands).
