Report Cards

Report cards assess, evaluate, and report on student progress in a faith-centred environment. Assessments are based on oral, performance, and written tasks, and are designed to improve learning. Report card assessments are used to measure:

  • What students already know and can do
  • How to help students improve
  • How much students have learned in a period of time

How are grades determined?

Based on evidence of achievement, teachers apply professional judgment to assign a letter or number grade in a subject. The grade reflects the student's consistent level of achievement throughout a course, and may give special weight to recent achievement.

What standards are used for report card completion?

Report cards are completed in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, provided in the Board elementary school achievement, evaluation, and reporting handbook. Some schools complete additional formal reports, such as the Kindergarten report card and progress reports.

What is the difference between a progress report and a report card?

A progress report focuses on a student's overall learning skills, work habits and academic progress in Languages, Mathematics, Religion, Integrated Literacy (Grades 1 to 3) and Core French (Grades 4 to 8). Teachers may also choose another curriculum area on which to comment. The comments are anecdotal, indicate how your child is progressing, and do not contain marks. Kindergarten students do not receive a progress report. They receive a report card at the end of Term 1 in February.

A report card focuses on a student's overall learning skills, work habits and academic progress in the Languages, Mathematics, Religion, Science and Technology, Health and Physical Education, the Arts, Integrated Literacy (Grades 1 to 3) and Core French (Grades 4 to 8). Report cards contain marks for each applicable subject area.

When are progress reports and report cards issued?

Progress reports for Grades 1 to 8 are issued November 12th, 2013.

Elementary provincial report cards are sent to parents twice a year:  February 18, 2014 and June 24, 2014.  

For additional information on reporting and assessment, you can visit Grading and Reporting on our School Board website or read the Ministry of Education's assessment document, Growing Success .