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Communicating Student Learning: Reporting

This section of our website provides parents with important information regarding communicating student learning in the North Vancouver School District. On the side navigation panel, information is available regarding our school district's vision and principles in relation to reporting, the core competencies, and the performance standards and grading. Below, is information relating to report cards.

Communicating student learning is a vital component of the learning process and fundamental to student success. Communicating student learning is an ongoing process throughout the school year that involves the teacher, the student and the  parent. The information communicated will be descriptive in nature, and include suggestions on how to improve student learning and parental support. This communication can occur in a  number of ways: from  traditional report cards to  conferencing to electronic communication.

The BC Ministry of Education requires that schools communicated with parents regarding their children's learning at three times a year. In North Vancouver, teachers provide a formative snapshot of student learning two times a year, with a  third and final summative report card in June. All three report cards describe what the student knows (content), can do (curricular competencies), and understands (transfer of big ideas and concepts).

In  North Vancouver , teachers use a variety of assessment tools designed to improve student learning. Teachers regularly communicate with students about their learning  through formative feedback.  Formative feedback and assessment provides ongoing feedback to students to assist in shaping their leaning paths. It is an integral part of the teaching process and enables staff to tailor their efforts, as they are teaching, to support the needs of their students. 

Summative assessments  are used to communicate  information about student progress in relation to expected learning outcomes at a specific time in relation to the curricular competencies. Summative assessments are typically associated with tests and report cards  and provide an indication for students and parents  as to  where the student is in their learning: what they know, what they understand and what they are able to do.



Timeline

Timeline for First Reporting Period Fall 2017

Dates Activity
Early November 2017For parents who do NOT have a MyEd BC parent portal account - Parents will receive an email communication from the school regarding the creation of a MyEd BC Parent account. 

For parents who have an existing MyEd BC parent portal account - Parents will need to reset their password every three months, as per Provincial FOIPPA legislation.

December 4 - 8, 2017

Report Cards will be published - Parents will receive an email advising them that their child's report card has been published in the MyEd BC parent portal. 

Report cards are available from the date published until end of school year - July 31, 2018.
Parents should save and/or print the 2017-2018 report cards for their own records, as the report card will be deleted on July 31, 2018.


What's new on the K - 9 report cards?

1.     Cumulative Marking

  • The level of proficiency (performance standard or letter grade) represents your child's progress and growth from September.

2.     Career Education 

  • Grades K-5 receive comments with a description of progress in relation to the learning standards on the June report card only.
  • Grades 6-9 receive comments and letter grades on each report card.

3.     ADST (Applied Design, Skills and Technology) course 

  • Grades K-5 receive comments with a description of progress in relation to the learning standards on the June report card only.
  • Grades 6-9 receive comments and letter grades on each report card.

4.     Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies 

  • Over the course of the year, your child will be working on the three Core Competencies: Thinking, Communication and Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Your child's self-assessment of the Core Competencies and a link to the supporting artifacts can be accessed in June through the MyEd BC parent portal. 

 

What's new on Grade 10 - 12 report cards? 

1. Report cards will remain the same for the 2017/2018 school year, except for the addition of the following:

 

Questions?
For questions related to:
  • technical issues  accessing your child's report card, please contact your child's school office.
  • the content of your child's report card, please contact your child's teacher(s).
  • the Core Competencies Self-Assessment, please contact your child's teacher(s).
 
  
  
  
Core Competencies Parent Information Bulletin.pdf
  
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How To use the MyEducationBC Parent Portal.pdf
  
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MyEducationBC Parent Portal Tips and Troubleshooting.pdf
  
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Video for MyEducationBC Parent Portal.mov
  
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Video for MyEducationBC Parent Portal.mp4
  
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