The Board of Education is committed to evaluating and communicating student learning to parents in ways that are meaningful and transparent. The Board’s policy for communicating student learning is based upon Ministerial Orders and regulations authorized under the School Act.
Provincial policies for communicating student progress require that parents or legal guardians be provided with both formal written and informal reports each school year.
At the elementary (K-7) level, communicating student learning focuses on:
At the secondary (8-12) level, the communication of student progress should indicate:
The purpose of communicating student learning is to inform parents/guardians of their child’s achievement and progress over time. Student performance is evaluated based on information collected through assessment activities during an instructional period. Teachers use their professional expertise, knowledge about learning, and specific criteria to make judgments about student performance in relation to learning outcomes or standards.
Principles that specifically address evaluating and communicating student learning are outlined in the North Vancouver School District’s Communicating Student Learning K-12: Handbook for Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting; these principles include:
Review of the Policy
The Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designate will review this policy as required.