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Assessment and Reporting

Communicating Student Learning on a regular and ongoing basis allows both learners and parents to gauge where the student is in their learning, what they are working towards, and the ways in which learning is supported. By participating in this process, students are provided with meaningful information or feedback about their learning so that they can monitor their progress towards the learning goals they have set. Parents are involved as partners in a dialogue about their child’s progress and the best ways to support and improve learning.  

The communication of student learning to parents is based on clear standards and expectations and is intended to make learning visible. This continuous window into their child's progress encourages them to take an active part by working closely with teachers to help ensure their child's success. Students are encouraged to think of the questions: Where am I now?  Where am I going?  What do I need to do to get there?

There will be a new reporting schedule

The new reporting practice will include  five required communications with parents within a calendar year:        

  • A minimum of three ongoing communication with families (timing at the teacher’s discretion)
  • Two formal written reports:
    • A Progress Report that will be sent home to families by the end of January
      • This report will indicate where the child is in relation to the age/grade expectations using written comments and a competency scale  
      • a summary of the progress toward the goals in the child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), where applicable
    • A Summative Report that will be sent home to families by the end of June
      • This report will indicate where the child is in relation to the age/grade expectations using written comments and a competency scale and a student self-assessment of the Core Competencies (Communication, Thinking and Personal and Social)
      • a summary of the progress toward the goals in the child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), where applicable
      • letter grades are provided to parents on request


 There will be a new formal written report format

 The new report will include:      

  • BEGINNING to acquire knowledge, skills, strategies and processes
  • DEVELOPING the ability to apply knowledge, skills, strategies and processes
  • APPLYING knowledge, skills, strategies and processes consistently
  • EXTENDING knowledge, skills, strategies and processes creatively and strategically.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact your child's teacher or the school office.

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