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The main goal of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. Growing Success, Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools, acknowledges that assessment of learning is key to a student's engagement and success.
Report cards occur at certain points in the school year. While communication about a student's learning and progress should happen on an ongoing basis via:
Formal communication by report cards happens three times during a school year. All students in Grades 1 to 8 receive a fall progress report card and two provincial report cards - one in mid-winter and the other at the end of the school year.
The fall progress report card places a strong emphasis on the development of a student's learning skills and work habits. The six learning skills and work habits are listed below:
The development of these skills and habits are reported as:
The Provincial report cards are sent home on the following dates:
Your child's teacher will send home information regarding a one-on-one meeting to discuss your child's progress.