The CBE has given the go ahead to change the way students are assessed and parents will see a numerical indicator scale on report cards this fall.

Plans for assessment and reporting for the 2014-15 school years was released by the Calgary Board of Education on Wednesday.

A common report card was put in place in the spring of 2013 for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 and the CBE says it consulted with students, parents and staff, over the last year, to develop a plan for enhanced reporting practices at all if it schools.

“Clear communication of student progress and achievement is critical to student success. This includes ongoing communication throughout the year in addition to report cards,” says Dennis Parsons, superintendent of learning services.

The 2014-15 plans for K-9 assessment and reporting include:

  • Two formal report cards will be sent home during the year
    The first will be sent home early December to end of January.
    The second will be sent home in June.
  • Continue to provide three planned, student-specific conversations about learning and achievement with parents. Comments will be part of the reporting process.
  • Outcomes/stems describe what students are expected to know and be able to do according to the Alberta Education Program of Studies. All K-9 schools will list the stems that are common to each course/subject area on report cards in 2014-15.

All K-9 schools will use a common numerical indicator scale.

The CBE says there are no immediate plans to modify report cards for students in Grades 10 to 12.

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