US (Grades 4/5)

  • Introduction

US grade 4 and 5 is a part of the Primary education in the United States also known as Elementary education. Primary education tends to focus on basic academic learning, vocational skills and socialization skills, introducing children to a broad range of knowledge and skills needed for middle school.

  • What age groups and years is it for?

The grades 4 and 5 are designed for students aged 9 -10 years.

  • Which subjects are offered?

The subjects for grades 4 & 5 include basic learning of

  • Mathematics
  • English Proficiency
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Development
  • Fine Arts

The initial grades of primary education focus on introducing children to the broad range of knowledge, basic academic learning, reading and socialization skills they will need to perform well in their future.

What is the grading system and how are the students assessed? 

The US follows a standard based grading system for the students in the elementary school. Students are graded as per exceeding, meeting or falling below the standard.
The advantage is that students are not compared against each other, and all have the opportunity to pass the standard.

However, there is also a rank-based grading system wherein students are ranked and grades are assigned according to the rank, placing them in direct competition with one another.

Grade

percentage of students

receiving grade

A

top 20 %

B

next 20 %

C

middle 20 %

D

next 20 %

F

bottom 20 %

 

  • Key features and highlights of the curriculum 

The elementary schools promote strong parent-community-school ties, with an integrated support network for students so that they become invested in sharing overall responsibility for the student’s improvement. A student-centered learning climate that identifies and responds to difficulties any child may be experiencing

Elementary School students are trained with emphasis on human cognitive and psychological development.

  • How do we help students? 

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  • Useful links to other websites and blogs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_schools_in_the_United_States

https://wenr.wes.org/2018/06/education-in-the-united-states-of-america

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_education_in_the_United_States

 

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