The primary purpose of assessment and reporting is to improve student learning. Schools provide report cards to parents, which provide information about:
- student achievement of the curriculum expectations (grade and comment)
- student demonstration of specific learning skills
- student attendance including times late and days absent if applicable,
- information about second language programming and special learning needs
Elementary school progress reports are sent home in November with a focus on learning skills. Report cards are sent home in February and June. In addition, student/teacher/parent conferences are held in the fall.
Report Card Format
Progress Report Sample
Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO)
Annually, students in elementary and secondary schools write provincial assessments in reading, writing and mathematics. The assessments are developed and scored by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Each student that completes a provincial assessment receives an Individual Student Report (ISR) which describes the student's achievement. School and board achievement data is used to improve teaching practices and to support student learning. Each school develops a School Improvement Plan that focuses on strategies to promote positive learning and encourage students to be actively involved in their learning. More information about the provincial assessments can be found at www.eqao.com.