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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 2021-2022:

Elementary:
​Term Dates
​Report Cards Posted
​Term 1
​Start: September 7, 2021
End: November 29, 2021
​Week of December 6-10, 2021
​Term 2
​Start: November 30, 2021
End: February 25, 2022
​Week of March 3-9, 2022
​Term 3
​Start: February 28, 2022
End: June 22, 2022
​Final Summative Report:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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 are operating on the same Semester System model for the 2021/22 school year (with minor differences at Mountainside Secondary). Each semester lasts half of the school year and is split into two Quarters for the purpose of Communicating Student Learning to homes. Students will take four courses for the duration of each semester, for a total of 8 courses in the school year. Student schedules may also include out of timetable or “X-Block” classes. Additionally this school year and different from last year, our secondary schools will use a “Day 1-Day 2” model. Students will take two of their four semester courses on Day 1, and their other two courses on Day 2. Day 1 and Day 2 will alternate all year in a district pre-determined pattern. School calendars will identify these days for clarity.

​Quarter Dates
​Report Cards Posted
Semester 1 - Quarter 1

​Start: September 8, 2021
End: November 10, 2021

Semester 1 Interim Report card
Published Friday, November 19, 2021

Semester 1 - Quarter 2
Start: November 12, 2021
End: January 27, 2022

Semester 1 Final Report card
Published Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Semester 2 - Quarter 1Start: February 1, 2022
End: April 21, 2022
​Semester 2 Interim Report card
Friday, April 29, 2022
Semester 2 - Quarter 2​Start: April 22, 2022

End: June 22, 2022
Review and Completion Days
June 23, 24 & 27, 2022

2021/22 School Year Final Report card
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Communication of Learning 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:

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

One published formal report card will be provided at the end of each quarter. Other informal communications can occur with the discretion of the student’s teacher and upon request.

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 a few times each year as per the Ministry of Education calendar. Please see your home school calendar or 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 Final 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:
Secondary schools will update formal opportunities for Parent-Teacher- Student Learning Conferences/Dialogues for the 2021-2022 school year.  These events will be organized consistent with current Ministry protocols for in-person meetings and events.  The details of these opportunities may change depending on the Health Orders.
Parents are encouraged to contact teachers directly to arrange an opportunity to discuss their child’s progress informally outside of the traditional reporting period.

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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