Learn how schools report on student learning
As part of the curriculum changes, we updated how we assess and report on student learning. Schools started phasing in the changes during the 2017–18 school year. Starting in the 2019–20 school year, all schools will follow the new requirements for assessing and reporting.
Based on the needs of their school community, schools will adjust how and when they report to parents. Parents can talk to their child's school to learn how they will be reporting to them on their child’s learning progress during the school year.
The new requirements for assessing and reporting
These reports can include:
- phone calls;
- written reports; and
- parent-teacher meetings.
Schools must provide:
- at least 2 informal reports per semester or school year; and
- 1 face-to-face meeting with parents per semester or school year.
We base report cards on a student’s most recent and consistent work and not an average of all classwork. This is meant to better reflect their learning progress and current performance.
A student’s work habits are not considered as part of their report card marks. Work habits include:
- a student’s efforts to complete homework on time;
- attend class and participate; and
- behave in class.
Information on work habits is instead provided to parents through;
- informal reports; and
- comments on report cards.
Report cards include a student’s self-assessment of the core competencies.
Kindergarten through Grade 9 report cards do not use letter grades or percentage scores. They use performance descriptions.
Grades 10 through 12 report cards continue to include letter grades and percentage scores for:
- report cards; and
- transcripts for post-secondary.