Conquering Kindergarten is tough! Children need to learn math, reading, and writing skills, as well as social and emotional skills. The School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a group of elementary school teachers to develop a section of the kindergarten report card that includes these skills. This section is called “Skills and Behaviors that Promote Learning”.
This section of the report card lists 14 of the social and emotional skills that district teachers and research say are most important for student success. Each marking period, kindergarten teachers report on student development of these skills. This information is on the report card, so families can see which skills their child has mastered and which skills they are still learning. Conquering Kindergarten is an effort to provide extra supports to families and teachers in Philadelphia as they help children learn these key skills.