The Diocese of Des Moines

Standards-Based Progress Reporting System

All K-5 schools use a standards-based reporting system to reflect the standards-driven education in the Diocese of Des Moines. Most schools also use this system in the 6-8 classrooms along with a more traditional letter grade system. The reporting system progress reports (report cards) provide parents with a summary of their child's progress in the educational program as well as their character development. 


Progress reports are available to K-8 parents on a trimester schedule during the school year.  Parent-teacher conferences are also scheduled twice during the school year. Conferences provide opportunities to review student progress during brief collaborative conversations between parents and teachers. Of course, dialogue is always encouraged between home and school.