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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.

About Communicating Student Learning

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.

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 B.C. Ministry of Education requires schools to communicate with parents, regarding their children's learning, at least three times a year. In the North Vancouver School District, 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) as well as suggestions for ways to support the learning at home.

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 4-12. In addition, in Grades 10-12, percentages will also be included on the report cards.

Assessment Tools

Teachers in the North Vancouver School District use a variety of assessment tools designed to improve student learning. Teachers regularly communicate with students about their learning through formative feedback. Formative feedback on assessment provides ongoing direction to students to assist in shaping their learning. Assessment is an integral part of the teaching process and enables staff to tailor their teaching to support the needs of their students.

Summative assessments are used to communicate information about student progress in relation to the learning standards (curricular competencies and content)at a specific time. 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.

2019-2020 Reporting Dates 

First reporting period     ​    September 3 to November 29

​Report cards posted      ​    December 9-16


Second reporting period    ​December 2 to February 28

​Report cards posted           March 2-9


Third reporting period        ​March 2 to June 19

​Report cards posted          June 24


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.

Please note: Sutherland Secondary is a semester school. The reporting dates for Sutherland Secondary are:

Quarter 1: Sept 3 - Oct 31 (November 15 published)
Quarter 2: Nov 1 - Jan 24  (February 5 published)
Quarter 3: Jan 25 - April 17 (May 6 published)
Quarter 4: April 18 - June 21 Final (June 24 published)


Report Card Information

  • Report Card Online Access:
    • Parents/guardians log into MyEducation BC to access the report card. If you wish a printed copy of the report card – they can be printed off 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 here.
    • 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).
  • Parent Teacher Conferences 
    • Parent Teacher Conferences 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. 
    • Parent Teacher Conferences occur twice a year. 
    • Dates vary for each school. Please check the school website for current information.

K-9 Report Card Information

  • Cumulative Marking
    • Although there are three distinct report cards throughout the year, the level of proficiency (performance standard or letter grade) on the student's report card represents their progress and growth from September to the reporting date.
    • The grading is cumulative and ongoing,  with each reporting period reflecting the student'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.
    • The two mid  year report card grades provide a snapshot of where the student is with their learning at the reporting time: the final June report card provides the summation of the year's progress.
  • 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.
  • ADST (Applied Design, Skills and Technology) 
    • 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.
  • 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 will be completed and electronically uploaded in May. Parent access details will be distributed in June.

Grade 10-12 Report Card Information

Report cards will remain the same for the 2019/2020 school year: both letter grades and percentages will be included.

  • Cumulative Marking
    • Although there are three distinct report cards throughout the year, the level of proficiency (performance standard or letter grade) on the student's report card represents their progress and growth from September to the reporting date.
    • The grading is cumulative and ongoing,  with each reporting period reflecting the student'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
    • The two mid  year report card grades provide a snapshot of where the student is with their learning at the reporting time: the final June report card provides the summation of the year's progress.
  • Graduation Assessments 
    • The Numeracy 10 Provincial Assessment and the Literacy 10 Provincial Assessments are graduation requirements. 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 Education Transcript. This can be accessed through their Student Transcript Services Account here
    • Click here for more information on the new graduation assessments. 

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).
  
  
  
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