Understanding the progress reports in Grade 6-9

Report
Understanding the new
progress reports in Grade 6-9
Osler School
2014-2015
What is the purpose of the new progress
reports?
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Align our instruction and assessment with direction from the Ministry of Education
Align the process of reporting student progress across Prairie Spirit School Division
Recognize that 50% no longer indicates a student has meet curricular outcomes
Continue to give opportunity for students to achieve the intended educational
outcomes
Reporting student progress
• The progress report is only one piece of a reporting system that
communicates your child’s learning. Other pieces: include emails, phone
calls; assignments/projects/tests which student bring home for your
information and student progress conferences such as this evening.
Three Parts to the New Progress
Report:
• Student Self Assessment
• Learning Behaviours
• Academic Achievement
Student Self-Assessment
• The progress report includes an opportunity for students to assess their own
progress by engaging in setting goals, making plans to meet those goals
and by monitoring their own progress.
Learning Behaviours
• These are identified separately from academic achievement and include
qualities such as respect, responsibility and effort. These qualities are
important to good citizenship and academic success. Reporting these
behaviours separately from academic achievement will help determine
which learning behaviours support or impede a student in reaching their full
academic potential.
What do the academic grades on the progress
report show you?
• It is a snapshot in time of how well your child is
progressing toward curricular outcomes. An outcome is
what a student is expected to know and be able to do at
end of that grade.
What do the academic grades look like in
Grade 6-9?
Number Grade
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Word
Description
Descriptors for Students
Mastery
Demonstrates a deep
knowledge and
understanding
Wow!
Meeting
Demonstrates a complete
knowledge and
understanding
Got it!
Approaching
Demonstrates a basic
knowledge and
understanding
Nearly there!
Beginning
Demonstrates a partial
knowledge and
understanding
Oh no! Oops!
What do we believe about zero’s for
incomplete assignments?
• Giving a zero is not our first response. A zero gives a student permission to
avoid learning.
• Communication with parents is a very important part of the process when
students are not completing assignments.
• Study hall is a proactive way to support students who are experiencing
difficulty in completing their work.
Celebrating Academic Accomplishment:
Grade 6-9
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Term 1:
Student who have mastered or who are meeting curricular outcomes in all areas of
mathematics, ELA, Health, French, Social Studies and science are “on a roll” and will receive a
letter celebrating their success from the principal
Term 2 and 3:
Student who have mastered or who are meeting curricular outcomes in all areas of
mathematics, ELA, Health, French, Social Studies and science are “on a roll” and will receive a
letter celebrating their success from the principal. As well students who have increased their
academic achievement in five academic categories are “on a roll” and will receive a letter
celebrating their success from the principal.
Celebrating Academic Excellence:
Grade 6-9
• At year end students who have meet curricular
outcomes in all areas of mathematics, ELA,
French, Health, Social Studies and Science and
who have received at least ten descriptors of
“mastered” on their progress report will be
recognized for their academic excellence at the
year-end assembly.
Do you still have questions?
• There will be a meeting regarding the Grade 6-9 progress
report on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
• Ask your questions, enjoy some snacks and get a chance
to win a $100 gift certificate for an evening out at
Montana’s.

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