Dear Parents/Guardians:

As of November 30th, 2020, our report card templates will change in compliance with the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s B.C. Ed Plan. While you will notice changes in how learning is communicated, the intent of the report card will remain the same. Parents will continue to have the information they need to interpret their child’s report card and to work with teachers to improve their child’s learning.

Reports to parents will provide information about students’ progress in relation to the learning standards (curricular competencies, content) of the curriculum. Teachers will report on student progress three times during the school year, and this includes an interim report in the fall and two formal written reports in January and June.

Changes in Communicating Student Learning

Core Competencies

Students at Kispiox school are not only growing in their understanding of the curricular learning standards, but also in the core competencies including communicating and collaborating, thinking, and personal and social development.

Letter Grades

One of the biggest changes still to be seen is a shift from letter grades to a ‘proficiency scale.’ There are four levels of achievement — beginning, developing, proficient and extending.

BEGINNING

“I am just getting started.”

DEVELOPING

“I am doing more and more on my own.”

PROFICIENT

“I can do it on my own.”

EXTENDING

“I go beyond what is expected of me.”

The student

demonstrates basic understanding and knowledge in relation to the learning standards.

The student demonstrates some understanding and knowledge in relation to the learning standards. The student demonstrates complete understanding and knowledge in relation to the learning standards. The student demonstrates demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge in relation to the learning standards.

Teachers’ professional judgements will continue to be at the heart of effective assessment, evaluation, and reporting of student achievement based on what students know and can do relative to the learning standards set in the curriculum.

We appreciate your support as we explore new ways to communicate with you on your child’s school progress in this exciting time in education. We look forward to your constructive feedback throughout the year as we work to refine the goal of providing, clear, consistent information to inform you of your children’s growth and achievement as learners. As always, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brian Muldon

Principal

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