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Communicating Student Learning

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 for Final Report Card 2017

Dates Activity
Mid-May 2017For new parents - email and phone communication to parents who need parent portal accounts will be sent from the school. This communication will provide information so that these parents can set-up accounts on MyEd BC to be able to access report cards.
June 2017For new parents - email containing MyEd BC parent portal account information will be sent to parents new to the system (this will contain the login and password).
​Early June 2017Student self-assessment of the core competencies - Paper copies of your child’s self-assessment and the supporting artifacts to support their self-assessment will be sent home. For more information on the Core Competencies click here

June 26-29, 2017

Report Cards will be published - email communication to parents advising them that the report card is available on their MyEd BC parent portal. 

Report cards are available from the date published until end of school year - July 31, 2017.
Parents should save and/or print the 2016-2017 report card for their own records, because the report card will be removed on July 31 2017.

What's new on the June 2017 Elementary report cards?

  • Report Cards One and Two have been formative in nature (providing descriptive feedback and areas for growth): 
    • This final report card summarizes your child's learning and growth throughout the year. The year's final report card will clearly indicate where your child's learning is with regard to the curricular competencies as well as age/ grade expectations.
  • Information re: Term 1, 2, 3 boxes: 
    • Your child's mark for the year is in the Final Term box  – Term 1, 2 and 3 are not used as the mark is cumulative
  • Cumulative marking: 
    • The mark in the final term box represents your child's cumulative mark from September through to June
  • Career Education 
    • Grades K-5 receive comments only with a description or progress in relation to the learning standards 
    • Grades 6-7 receive comments and letter grades on each report card
  • ADST (Applied Design, Skills and Technology) course 
    • Grades K-5 receive comments only with a  description or progress in relation to the learning standards 
    • Grades 6-7 receive comments and letter grades on each report card
  • Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies 
    • This year your child has been working on three core competencies:  Thinking, Communication and Personal and Social Responsibility 
    • Paper copies of your child’s self-assessment and the supporting artifacts to support their self assessment were sent home in early June

Secondary report cards remain the same for this year - changes will be evident in the  2017-2018 school year.


For questions related to:
  • technical questions regarding accessing your child's report card, please contact the 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).
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