Grade 1 to 8 students bring home an Elementary Progress report card in November followed by Elementary Report Cards in February and June.
The purpose of report cards is to communicate student achievement with parent/guardians and students. This reporting system provides descriptive feedback that clear, specific, meaningful, and timely to support improved learning and achievement. By sending a progress report card home in November, we provide students, teachers and parents/guardians with a chance to discuss the student’s results to date and make plans to ensure future success.
Progress report card – November
Parents/guardians receive this in November. It does not have grades or numerical marks. This report focuses on 6 learning skills: responsibility, organization, independent work, collaboration, initiative and self-regulation which are needed to succeed. The comments related to subjects describe a student’s general progress towards achievement of curriculum expectations.
The progress report is followed by a parent/guardian and teacher interview with or without the student. This is an opportunity for teachers to talk with parents/guardians and their child about their progress. Next steps for improvement are discussed through use of portfolios showing the students achievements and learning. Teachers, parents/guardians and students will work together to support achievement of the child’s goals for improvement.
Provincial report card – February and June
The provincial report card for February and June provides letter grades (Grades 1-6) or numerical marks (Grades 7-8) with descriptive comments. It also contains feedback connected to the 6 learning skills. Regular communication is encouraged between home and school.
Ministry of Education Resources
Reporting Student Learning Guidelines for Effective Teacher-Parent-Student Communication
Supporting your Child’s Learning through Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting