Navigating EBR

If you are new to Evidence-Based Reporting, below you’ll find a list of common terms and what they mean as well as a few diagrams to help show the relationship among the terms.


EBR Terminology

Standard-  A certain level of learning we would like students to attain (per grade level). One of the Big Ideas of a class. Students need to pass all standards to pass the class.

Skill- Subsets of standards showing more specifically what will be assessed. Not all standards will be broken down into substandards.


Target- The level of proficiency we expect students to attain for each skill. Students must demonstrate their knowledge and/or ability.


Scaled Target or Proficiency Scale- The band of 4,3,2,1 statements for a target. Level 3 is considered proficient, and getting all students to be proficient is our goal.

Success Criteria- Supporting skills and knowledge needed to get students on the target scale. This language will be modified the most throughout a course depending on unit and/or content.

Course Description- A document for each course that contains all standards and learning targets as well as other information about content, policies, and necessary materials.


EBR Rubric- A document that shows a scaled target and the relevant success criteria for getting on the scale. Teachers may hand these out at the beginning of units or for specific assignments.

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MVCSD Mission:

Fostering growth and confidence as learners and people.


MVCSD Vision:

Through effective and intentional collaboration, the Mount Vernon Community School District will develop clear goals that outline the steps needed to be an exemplary district of choice.