Assessment & Reporting

Students will be required to complete a number of projects, assignments and tasks, which are evaluated on an ongoing basis.  These may include presentations, journals, tests, quizzes, dioramas, portfolios, etc. Creativity, problem-solving and working in teams is an important component of learning and student assessment.  PowerSchool will be an important tool for students and their families to use regularly to understand learning, and to discuss solutions when assessment results have been lower than student potential.  Note that PowerSchool captures some grades but is not exhaustive and cannot reflect the daily learning conversations students have with their teachers and fellow students, which become part of the formative assessment whereby teachers understand learning.  Iris will be a software used by students to upload personal learning goals, artefacts and Individualized Program Plan strategies. 

Sometimes, students may need to ask for an extension to submit assignments.  They are encouraged to ask a teacher before the due date. Asking for extra time after the due date does not reflect a conscientious approach.  Teachers will communicate with students about their learning, give them time to complete work, and offer strategies.  If, after extensions and support, a student does not submit an assignment and a final deadline has been reached, they will have lost the opportunity to receive credit for learning.

Appeal Process

An appeal process is in place when families are concerned about inaccurate assignment marks, report card marks or grade placement.  For marks throughout the year, please see the teacher first to resolve any problem.  Should further discussions be necessary, a student would book an appointment to meet with the Assistant Principal.  At the end of the year, a day is provided for parents to meet with the school to discuss year-end marks or grade placement if necessary.

Semesters and Reporting Periods

There are two school semesters: September to January (Semester I) and February to June (Semester 2).  In Grades 7-9 the daily timetable for learning in Term 2 may change based on the complementary classes students have been enrolled in.  Students will receive two report cards (at the end of January and the end of June).  There will be three Learning Conferences throughout the year – in September (for students with IPPs), November and March.  It is highly recommended that both parents and students attend the Learning Conferences together. The CBE has a common K-9 Report Card, using a numeric scale from 1-4:

4 –The student has demonstrated excellent achievement of grade level expectations

3 –The student has demonstrated good achievement of grade level expectations

2 – The student has demonstrated basic achievement of grade level expectations

1 – Not meeting grade level expectations

* Special assessment criteria is used for students that are English Language Learners, or that have an Individualized Program Plan

Report Cards

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