What does an Elementary Progress Report Card Communicate?
The Elementary Progress Report Card gives parents/guardians/caregivers an early indication of your child’s general progress.
The Elementary Progress Report Card is designed to show:
• a student’s development of the learning skills and work habits during the initial weeks of the school year,
• a student’s general progress in working toward the achievement of the curriculum expectations. This report is not an evaluation of your child’s achievement. Rather, the purpose is to give students and parents early and specific feedback regarding general progress during the first two months of the school year. Instead of assigning a grade at this time, teachers will indicate how well your child is progressing: “very well”, “well” or “with difficulty.” The report also highlights areas of strengths and areas that need to be improved. Evaluation or marks are included on the Term 1 and 2 reports in February and June.
Assessment for learning is used by teachers and students to determine what students know and can do, their interests and strengths, what they need to do next to improve achievement, and what strategies will help them achieve the identified learning goals.
We know that you, as a parent or guardian, are vital partners in your child’s education and that children do better at school when parents are involved. The intent of the Progress Report Card and the Parent Interview/Conference is to provide information about how your child is doing at school and to facilitate a home and school partnership for ongoing communication throughout the school year.