Assessment & Reporting

Report Cards 

Check our calendar page for exact dates when report cards are issued.

Academic Work

Class work, assignments and homework reinforce concepts taught in class and give students vital opportunities for learning. These are an essential part of the learning process at Bowness High School and crucial to success. A student's placement in a course is an indication that the student has made a commitment to full participation in that course. Students are expected to meet deadlines for work in a timely manner.

Student Evaluation and Reporting

At the beginning of each course, students will be provided with a course outline which includes assessment policies and procedures. Students will be evaluated according to these policies. Students should discuss their progress with their teachers early and regularly throughout the year to maintain an understanding of their marks and achievement. Progress reports are distributed during each semester in November and in April. Student Progress Conferences are held in October and March. Final report cards for each semester's work are issued in February and June. Reports indicate a student's progress, performance and attendance.


Class Mark Appeal Processes

Students, parents and teachers need to be prepared to follow the steps listed below and to accept the outcome of the process.

  1. A student should speak directly to the teacher as soon as possible after receiving the mark. This appeal time does not exceed two weeks.
  2. A term's work is considered complete within the term. The appeal time for that term's work is when the report card is received. The two week time period holds for interim report cards.
  3. If the appeal has not been resolved by conversation between the student and teacher, parents or guardians are invited to speak with the teacher.
  4. If the student, parents and teacher cannot agree, any one of the parties may appeal to the Learning Learner.
  5. If still unresolved, review of the decision may be requested of the Assistant Principal.

Final Marks Appeal Process

  1. A specific appeal time is advertised each semester by teachers and by the school.
  2. For Diploma Examinations, the appeal is of the school mark (worth 70%) and occurs before the end of classes each semester.
  3. Students must speak with teacher(s) prior to and not later than the advertised time.
  4. If the appeal is unresolved, the student should speak with the Assistant Principal during the appeal time.
  5. The Assistant Principal may resolve the appeal at that time or may set up a later meeting to discuss the appeal at a mutually agreed on time. The student should invite their parents to attend.
  6. If, after following steps one through five, agreement has not been reached, a final mark may be appealed in writing to the Principal.
  7. The Principal will reply in writing and that decision is final. This is Calgary Board of Education policy.
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Assessment and Reporting at the CBE

We know it is important for parents/guardians to understand how their children are doing in school. Research shows that students are more successful with active parent/guardian involvement.

The report card is one component in communicating student learning. In addition to the report card, schools communicate with parents/guardians about student progress on an ongoing basis in a variety of ways. 

Assessment happens every day, in every classroom, throughout the school year. Assessing a student’s progress is one of the most important ways we support the continued learning of our students.

We have developed some resources related to assessment and report cards, and to help you learn more about your child's learning. As more resources are developed, you will find them here.​

Digital report cards are available through MyCBE/PowerSchool​. For help with accessing student assessment and reporting information, please refer to the information in the MyCBE/PowerSchool Support section of our website. ​

Visit the CBE website for more information on Assessment & Reporting at the CBE. ​​​


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