How will I know how my child is doing? (Part 1)
The Ministry of Education and Child Care is implementing a new student reporting policy for K-12 students this year. As an Independent school, we have some discretion in how we implement this policy at Cedars. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing information with parents/caregivers to help them understand how student learning will be communicated through this school year.
In this installment, we will address the following question: How will I know how my child is doing?
Elementary students will receive an interim report in October, and three written reports, including two Learning Updates (Nov, April) and one Summary of Learning (June). High school students will receive two written reports per semester, for a total of four Learning Updates (Nov, Jan, April, June).
K-9 students will receive Learning Updates that indicate student learning progress based on a Provincial Proficiency Scale. There will be an overall assessment of proficiency in all subject areas (Mathematics, English Language Arts, etc.), but also a breakdown of proficiency with respect to specific learning targets within a subject area. K-9 students will not receive letter grades and/or percentages; however, it is our deep hope these proficiency-based Updates will provide rich opportunities for discussing student learning.
Grade 10-12 students will continue to receive letter grades and percentages, but will also have a proficiency-based breakdown of student learning progress on specific learning targets. In addition to anecdotal, descriptive teacher comments, these Updates will provide some of our most robust reporting to date.
Stay tuned for more on this question next week in our Part 2 installment.
What to learn more? Check out this Ministry article for more details about what you can expect to see on your child’s Learning Updates.