Regina Public Schools Grades 1 through 8 students are bringing home a new progress report in the 2012‐2013 school year. Parents or guardians are vital partners in a child's education and want clear, meaningful information about how their child is doing at school. The new Progress Report:
- Encourages ongoing communication between you and your child's teacher;
- Continues to report on all academic subjects;
- Includes a more detailed Outcome Progress Report that specifically reports literacy and numeracy outcomes; and
- Continues to use the Personal/Social Growth Rubric to demonstrate how well your child is developing the citizenship and work habits essential for success.
Why the change?
- New outcomes based provincial curricula
- Educational research
- Desire for greater clarity and consistency regarding school grading practices
- Criteria for outcomes thus creating meaning for students and parents
- Separates student achievement from behavior and effort
- Helps inform teacher instruction
- Teaches students what quality looks like
What are outcomes and indicators?
- Outcomes: the important understandings and abilities to be developed in each subject area
- Indicators: a breakdown of what students need to know and/or be able to do to achieve an outcome
What can parents expect for the November reporting period?
- A focus on your child's learning based on curricular outcomes
- A conference focussing on what is going well and on opportunities for growth
- A Progress Report with a Level of Achievement for each subject area
- An Outcome Report that reports on each outcome ELA, Math and FLA (French Immersion learners)
- Personal Social Growth Rubric
Sample reports and other information will be available in early October on the RPS website.