Learn about school report cards and assessments
As part of the curriculum changes, we updated how we assess and report on student learning.
A new Interim Guide on Student Assessment outlines changes to student assessment. Schools started using this guide in 2017-18.
The guide will be finalized for the 2019-20 school year. By the 2019-20 school year, all schools will be following the new requirements.
Students will continue to do many of the same assessments of reading, writing and math.
Each grade has performance standards. Students will continue to do:
- tests; and
They will still get marks and report cards.
The main changes to the student assessment and reporting include:
- ongoing feedback through one-on-one conversations with parents and students;
- using examples of student work to show learning progress to parents and students, including strengths and areas for improvement;
- basing report cards on recent and consistent work to best reflect a student's understanding and learning progress;
- providing performance descriptions:
- which give more thorough information; and
- show how students are learning to assess their strengths and areas for improvement.