I've been trying different ideas. One idea I had was to give a separate report, stapled to the report card, that gives some more information besides the single letter grade printed on the report card. I want parents to see how their child is doing with each of the different standards as well as some feedback on learner characteristics.
Today in class I am going to have the students color code the standards based on their current level of understanding (grade). I am going to fill in a score, according to the rubric, for the learner characteristics. Then I will staple the report to the report card. Finally, I plan to have students tab some important work in their interactive notebooks. During report card pick up, I will have the interactive notebooks as well as the report to show parents. If they have questions, I like to have students explain it to them first, with me there to help, of course.
Hopefully doing all this will help make students more accountable for their learning as well as help to educate parents how SBG works.