The process of assessing student learning is an ongoing cycle of gathering, interpreting and responding to assessment information from a wide range of sources. It is an essential component of all learning tasks.
Students are active participants in monitoring what they know and can do, building understandings of how they learn best, and making decisions about next steps in learning. Students take an active role in developing criteria for learning tasks, in gathering and reflecting on evidence of their learning and in identifying goals and strategies to support individual growth and progress.
Ongoing communication between teachers, students and parents occurs in service of learning. Specific, constructive, timely, actionable feedback ensures that teachers, parents and students clearly understand and can support the student’s progress towards learning outcomes. Effective communication practices ensure that parents clearly understand the process by which they could always answer the question, ‘How is my child doing at school?’
Parents and Guardians are welcome to contact teachers or administrators any time they would like information on their child’s progress. In addition to this, a Celebration of Learning is held in December during which progress may be discussed.
Student report cards are sent home twice in a school year and parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss these with their child’s teacher.
Check our calendar page for exact dates when report cards are issued.