In the spring of 2013, the Calgary Board of Education shared its plans to develop a common report card for students in kindergarten to Grade 9. Efforts to enhance assessment and reporting practices in all CBE schools, kindergarten to Grade 12, have been ongoing for several years. While there are no immediate plans to modify report cards for students in Grades 10 to 12, the CBE’s vision for assessment includes and considers all grade levels.
Since last spring, there have been many discussions about assessment and reporting practices in schools and throughout the organization. After taking this time to listen to and consider the thoughts and ideas shared by students, parents and staff, we have developed plans for assessment and reporting for the 2014-15 school year. These plans include the following:
- There will be two formal report cards 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.
- We will 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. View the indicator scale.
The CBE’s vision is to have one common K-9 report card. The plans for 2014-15 will get us closer to realizing this vision, but we’re not all the way there yet.
For the coming school year, we will continue our conversations with students, parents and staff. If you have any questions about what is happening at your school, please contact your principal. If you have any other comments about these plans, please share them with us at the link provided below.