How will I know how my child is doing? (Part 2)
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 continue addressing the question: How will I know how my child is doing?
Our new “report cards” will be called Learning Updates. K-7 students will receive learning updates that include an assessment of learning habits, an overall proficiency level, and breakdown of learning into 3-5 “targets or descriptors” for each subject area:
Learning updates will indicate whether or not a student is supported with learning, safety and/or behavioural plans. A Summary of Learning will be updated following each term to support the determination of a final proficiency for each subject area:
Grade 8 and 9 students will receive learning updates that indicate their overall proficiency in each course for the term. Grade 10-12 students will receive learning updates that indicate their letter grade and percentages for each course in the term. This portion of the learning update will also provide descriptive, strength-based comments and areas for future growth. All Grade 8-12 learning updates will also include an attachment that breaks down learning into 3-5 “targets or descriptors” and indicates student work habits:
At the end of each year (elementary) and semester (high school), a student self-assessment of core competencies will also be attached to learning updates. Not sure what a “core competency” is? Stay tuned for more information in one of our next installments!
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.