About Communicating Student Learning
Communicating student learning is a vital component of the learning process and fundamental to student success. Communicating student learning is an ongoing process throughout the school year that involves the teacher, the student and the parent. The assessment information communicated will be descriptive in nature, and include suggestions on how to improve student learning and parental support. This communication can occur in a number of ways: from traditional report cards to conferencing to electronic communication.
The BC Ministry of Education requires that schools communicated with parents regarding their children's learning at three times a year. At John Oliver, teachers provide a formative snapshot of student learning two times a year, with a third and final summative report card in June. All three report cards describe what the student knows (content), can do (curricular competencies), and understands (transfer of big ideas and concepts).