The reporting process piloted in many schools last year will now be the official process for all elementary schools in School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap).
Last year, after substantial work by the reporting and assessment committee, the district piloted a new report card template (sample above) and student-parent-teacher goal-setting conference formal reporting process.
At the board meeting on Tuesday, while recommending this process become the official process for the school district, Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper reported to Official Trustee Mike McKay that during the pilot project the majority of teachers at 12 schools used the new report card template and the conference format.
Surveys of both parents and staff were then completed to get feedback on the report card template and conference format (which includes early dismissal). “Over 80 per cent of the feedback was positive,” noted Cooper.
Cooper added that the recommended process and language used is consistent with Ministry Student Reporting Policies and similar to reporting pilots happening in other areas of the province this coming year.
“A lot of hard work has gone into this,” commented McKay when approving the new process. “I’m really encouraged by the results, when something new garners in excess of 80 per cent approval in its first year that is pretty good. I anticipate with the fine tuning that has happened this will be even higher, so I am happy to accept the recommendation and approve this as our approved method of student reporting.”
“Thanks to you for all your work and well done to the committee and all those who contributed.”
Cooper’s complete report, including survey results, a sample of the report card and work by the learning assessment committee, can be viewed here: Reporting Process