The primary purpose of assessment and reporting is to improve student learning. Schools provide report cards to parents, which provide information about:
- student achievement of the curriculum expectations (grade and comment)
- student demonstration of specific learning skills
- student attendance including times late and days absent if applicable,
- information about second language programming and special learning needs
Elementary school progress reports are sent home in November with a focus on learning skills. Report cards are sent home in February and June. In addition, student/teacher/parent conferences are held in the fall.
Report Card Format
Progress Report Sample
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences: Please be in touch with your child's teacher to arrange a time for a parent/student/teacher conference. These will take place the week of November 16th. This year all conferences will take place over the phone or through virtual meetings in 15 minute increments. Additional meetings can be arranged for another time if more time is needed. Conferences allow students to showcase their progress, share goals to move forward in their learning, and allows you to provide further insight into your child's learning needs.
Students in Grade 1 through Grade 8 will receive their first term progress reports on Thursday, November 12. All report cards will include a parent/student response form. Please return the response form to your child's homeroom teacher. Year 1 and Year 2 Kindergarten students will receive the Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations on Thursday, November 12.
Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO)
Annually, students in elementary and secondary schools write provincial assessments in reading, writing and mathematics. The assessments are developed and scored by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Each student that completes a provincial assessment receives an Individual Student Report (ISR) which describes the student's achievement. School and board achievement data is used to improve teaching practices and to support student learning. Each school develops a School Improvement Plan that focuses on strategies to promote positive learning and encourage students to be actively involved in their learning. More information about the provincial assessments can be found at www.eqao.com.