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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. This is an ongoing process throughout the school year that involves the teacher, the student and the parent/guardian.

The assessment information communicated to parents includes suggestions on how to improve student learning and how parents can support their child in the process. This communication can occur in a number of ways, from traditional report cards, to conferencing, to electronic communication.

The North Vancouver School District continually reviews and enhances communication of student learning with parents/guardians. To that end, we are pleased to share with you a number of items designed to provide and enhance meaningful communication between students, parents/guardians and teachers.

Reporting Dates 2020-2021:

Elementary:
​Term Dates
​Report Cards Posted
​Term 1
​Start: September 10, 2020
End: November 30, 2020
​Week of December 7-11, 2020
​Term 2
​Start: December 1, 2020
End: February 26, 2021
​Week of March 1-5, 2021
​Term 3
​Start: March 1, 2021
End: June 23, 2021
​Final Summative Report:
Monday, June 28, 2021

Please note: Carson Graham FOS elementary schools and Sutherland FOS elementary schools use a conference model in place of the first report card. Details will be provided to parents from their schools.


Secondary:

All NVSD secondary schools (with the exception of Mountainside Secondary) are operating on a Quarter System model for the 2020/21 school year. Each quarter is approximately 10 weeks. Students will take two courses each quarter, for a total of 8 courses in the school year.

​Quarter Dates
​Report Cards Posted
​Quarter 1
​Start: September 14, 2020
End: November 17, 2020
​Wednesday, November 25, 2020
​Quarter 2
​Start: November 18, 2020
End: January 29, 2021
​Monday, February 8, 2021
​Quarter 3
​Start: February 1, 2021
End: April 20, 2021
​Wednesday, April 28, 2021
​Quarter 4
​Start: April 21, 2021
End: June 22, 2021
(Last day of scheduled classes)
Review and Completion June 23-25, 2021
​Final Reports:
Monday, June 28, 2021


Report Cards:

  • To indicate the student’s level of performance in relation to the curricular standards, performance standards will be used in grades K-3, letter grades will be used in grades 4-9, and percentages will be used in grades 10-12.
  • The report card comments provide teachers the opportunity to comment on student learning in relation to the subject’s learning standards. Comments will consist of what the student knows (content), can do (curricular competencies), understands (transfer of big ideas and concepts), and ways to support further development.
Elementary:

Although there are three distinct report cards throughout the year for elementary students, grading for students in grades 4 - 7 is cumulative with each reporting period reflecting your child’s growth in the subject over the course of the year, from September to the reporting date. Grades from September to June are not averaged, but do provide a snapshot of where the student is with their learning at the reporting time.

Secondary:

Grades for students in grades 8 and 9, and marks for students in grades 10 – 12 are cumulative with each report reflecting your child’s growth in the subject over the quarter. Grades and marks over the quarter are not averaged, but do provide a snapshot of where the student is with their learning at the reporting time.

One formal report card will be provided at the end of each quarter. Interim Reports will be provided mid-way through each quarter. 

Report Card Online Access:

  • Parents/guardians log into MyEducation BC to access report cards. If parents wish a printed copy of the report card – parents can print from the MyEd system.
  • Prior to the end of each reporting period, an email will be sent from the school informing parents/guardians when the report cards will be published online.
  • Parents/guardians are required to reset their password every three months as per the regulations set out by the Ministry of Education and FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act).
  • Instructions on how to reset passwords and other information pertaining to report cards can be found at the bottom of this webpage.
  • All parents/guardians new to the North Vancouver School District will receive an email with their MyEducation BC parent portal account information (login and temporary password).

Graduation Assessments:

  • The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment, Grade 10 Literacy Assessment and Grade 12 Literacy Assessment are graduation assessments. Exam sittings are offered at schools two times a year. Please contact your school for further information.
  • Students will receive a performance indicator for the Graduation Assessments.
  • Each assessment will display on the student’s Ministry of Educational Transcript. This can be accessed through their Student Transcript Services Account here.
  • Click here for more information on the new graduation assessments.

Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies:

  • Students work on self-assessment of the Core Competencies throughout the year.These competencies are integrated into lessons on a daily basis and are embedded in the big ideas in all curricular areas.
  • On the self-assessment, students describe themselves in relation to the Core Competencies and set goals, to gain ownership of their learning. Students describe who they are as learners, document their progress, and share their accomplishments. Self-assessment of the Core Competencies brings together learning in a way that profiles the uniqueness and individuality of each learner.
  • In May, students complete a self-assessment of the Core Competencies and upload it to their electronic portfolio. Parents/guardians will receive information from their child’s school about accessing the self-assessment.
  • The year-end (summative) report card will include a comment that acknowledges that your child has completed the required self-assessment of the Core Competencies.
  • We encourage families to review the self-assessment with their child, focusing on their accomplishments and future goals.

Parent-Teacher Conferences/Dialogue Opportunities:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences/Dialogue Opportunities provide an excellent opportunity to share examples of student learning, reflect on areas of strength and identify areas for further growth. Teachers share their insights and observations of the student’s progress and discuss how best to support the student’s learning. The NVSD believes that effective and timely communication is central to student success and supports the ability for parents/guardians to discuss student progress with their teachers outside of the formal reporting structure.
    Elementary:

    Parent-Teacher Conferences/Dialogue Opportunities occur twice a year. Dates vary for each school. Please check the school website for current information. For the 2020/21 school year, Parent-Teacher meeting opportunities will be held virtually (online) or, if necessary, by telephone.

    Secondary:

    With the introduction of the quarter system at secondary schools for the 2020-2021 school year and the quicker completion of courses, there is less available time to coordinate and arrange Parent-Teacher meetings (or Parent-Teacher Dialogue Opportunities) during each quarter period. Parent-Teacher meetings to address subject-specific progress will no longer be scheduled in the traditional in-person, pre-set date format as occurred in past. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers directly to arrange an opportunity to discuss their child’s progress outside of the traditional reporting period. Please note that teachers will require some lead time to schedule a virtual meeting or telephone conversation to at a mutually-available time.

Elementary Reporting Initiatives:

There are two unique reporting initiatives happening in select NVSD elementary schools:

  • Online Scholantis Portal Portfolios:
  • Kindergarten classes in Cove Cliff, Seymour Heights, Sherwood Park and Upper Lynn are demonstrating learning on an ongoing basis to parents by posting regular updates online to the Scholantis student portfolios. Learn more about Online Scholantis Portal Porfolios.

  • Student/Teacher/Family Conferences:
  • All elementary schools in the Carson Graham Family of Schools and the Sutherland Family of Schools will hold a Student/Teacher/Family Conference in November. The Student/Teacher/Family Conference provides an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to collectively evaluate and reflect on student learning, with an increased emphasis on student self-reflection, goal setting and metacognitive awareness. This conference is in lieu of the term one report card. Learn more about Student/Teacher/Family Conferences.

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).

For more information about the Core Competencies:
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies

Additional information about the new BC curriculum and assessment framework can be found at:
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

  
  
  
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