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1 K-9 Report Card CREATE COLLABORATE LEARN Parkland School Division

2 Presentation Overview K-9 REPORT CARD Home – School Communication: a comprehensive approach Key features of the report card Assessment and reporting alignment

3 Home-School Communication The report card is one means of reporting achievement and it should be considered within a comprehensive approach. Other ways include: Comments about students work Collection of students work Phone calls s Meetings Notes in agenda Students learning log Meet-the-Staff night Student-led conferences Individual program plans Parent-teacher interviews Portfolios K-9 REPORT CARD

4 Home-School Communication K-9 REPORT CARD The purpose of a report card… is to provide an accurate interpretation of your childs achievement on graded curriculum. is to assist parents with an understanding of areas of strength, areas for growth and strategies for improvement.

5 Home-School Communication K-9 REPORT CARD The purpose of a report card is not… to compare a childs achievement to the achievement of other students in the class or grade.

6 Key Features of the Report Card K-9 REPORT CARD Curriculum-Based Focuses on the how of learning, not just the what

7 What is Curriculum-Based? K-9 REPORT CARD Reflective of Alberta Education learning outcomes which are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do Honours assessment practices that align with the outcomes

8 What is Curriculum-Based? K-9 REPORT CARD Alberta Education

9 Assessment is not…. * The process of collecting and interpreting information K-9 REPORT CARD * An accounting task * An investigative process Assessment is ….

10 Assessment Students demonstrate their learning: by doing, saying, making and writing (drawing) Teachers notice students learning: observing students, discussing with students, examining students products Teachers use a variety of methods for recording what they identify about students learning

11 All of the individual pieces of evidence are considered as teachers apply their professional judgment to determine which indicator on the report card is most appropriate. David Harvey

12 What are the Indicators & Descriptors? K-9 REPORT CARD Indicators are achievement levels that show growth along a continuum. Descriptors provide an explanation of the indicators.

13 Indicators of Achievement K-9 REPORT CARD Exemplary Proficient Approaching Beginning

14 Indicators & Descriptors K-9 REPORT CARD Exemplary Proficient Approaching Proficiency Beginning Applies new concepts in a wide variety of learning situations, has in-depth understanding and uses skills and strategies independently Applies new concepts in most learning situations, has thorough understanding and uses skills and strategies with little support Applies new concepts in some learning situations, has general understanding and uses skills and strategies with moderate support Rarely applies new concepts, and has limited or incomplete understanding and consistently requires high levels of support YES! WOW! Yes, but Not Yet

15 Comments K-9 REPORT CARD Identify significant student strengths, areas for growth and strategies for improvement. Articulate other relevant information. Teachers use comments to:

16 Many outcomes cannot be assessed using traditional tests. For example: K-9 REPORT CARD Uses inquiry skills such as asking questions, making predictions and observing to investigate scientific questions Builds, tests, and changes watercrafts that float, carry loads and are stable in water Grade 2 Science Take appropriate action and initiative when required in decision- making and problem-solving scenarios Critically evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives Grade 9 Social Studies Select and explain preferences for particular forms of oral, print and other media texts Use the meanings of familiar words to predict the meanings of unfamiliar words in context Grade 5 Language Arts

17 Numbers or percentages are not useful for summarizing varied information K-9 REPORT CARD Body Temperature – 38 o C Weight – 71kg Body Mass Index - 25 Blood Pressure – 120/80 Cholesterol - 7

18 Numbers or percentages are not useful for summarizing varied information K-9 REPORT CARD Body Temperature – 38 o C Weight – 71kg Body Mass Index - 25 Blood Pressure – 120/80 Cholesterol - 7 Your health is … 57% ???

19 Numbers or percentages are not useful for summarizing varied information K-9 REPORT CARD Reading Comprehension – 57% Reading Fluency – words/min Reading Comprehension – Rubric (with indicators) Writing Conventions - checklist Writing Content - teacher feedback

20 Numbers or percentages are not useful for summarizing varied information K-9 REPORT CARD Reading Comprehension – 57% Reading Fluency – words/min Reading Comprehension – Rubric (with indicators) Writing Conventions - checklist Writing Content – teacher feedback Language Arts grade is … 68% ???

21 The curriculum-based report card is an effective tool because: K-9 REPORT CARD it provides information that supports students learning; it connects directly to the Alberta Education Programs of Study; it is aligned with best practices in assessment.

22 What to Expect K-9 REPORT CARD Teachers and schools will continue to engage in conversations with parents as we assist them in understanding the new report card. These conversations may include: Grade level parent sessions Meet the Teacher night After school coffee & cookie conversations


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