Back to Balance 2013-14 - Toronto District School Board

Back to Balance 2013-14 - Toronto District School Board

Trustee Gough Ward 3 Forum Thursday February 6, 2014 How to understand the TDSB/Provincial Report Card 7:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Tracy Hayhurst/Sheryl Robinson Petrazzini Growing Success 2

TDSB/Provincial Report Card Agenda 1. Growing Success - Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools , First Edition, Covering Grades 1 to 12, 2010 2. Ontario Provincial Report Cards Supporting your Childs Learning 3. Reporting Student Learning Effective Communication 4. Questions and Conversation

3 Key points about Growing Success Growing Success Growing Success - Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools , First Edition, Covering Grades 1 to 12, 2010 : Ministry of Education Policy document that guides assessment , evaluation and reporting across Ontario Implementation began in September 2010

Report Cards templates are consistent across Ontario 4 Purpose of Growing Success Growing Success The purpose of the assessment, evaluation and reporting policy document is to: update and clarify, consolidate, and coordinate policy;

achieve fairness, transparency, equity, and consistency across the province 5 Contents of Growing Success Contents

Fundamental Principles Learning Skills and Work Habits Performance Standards: the Achievement Chart Assessment for Learning and as Learning Evaluation Reporting Student Achievement

Students with Special Education Needs 6 Contents of Growing Success Contents (Continued)

English Language Learners E-learning Credit Recovery Appendix 1: Large-Scale Assessment Appendix 2: Progress Report Card and Provincial Report Card Templates

Appendix 3: Resources for Particular Policy and Program Areas Glossary and References 7 Supporting Your Childs Learning Assessment and Evaluation The purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning.

(p. 6 Growing Success) 8 Reporting To Parents/Guardians Reporting Student Achievement Reporting in Kindergarten Reporting Grade 1-6 Reporting Grade 7-8 Reporting - Grade 9-12

9 Reporting Student Achievement Teacher Comments Space is provided on all progress report cards and provincial report cards from Grade 1-12 for teachers to make anecdotal comments about students achievement of curriculum expectations, or in the case of the Elementary Progress Report

Cards, progress toward achievement of the expectations. (p. 64, Growing Success) 10 Anecdotal Comments Teacher Comments (Continued)

In writing anecdotal comments, teachers should focus on what students have learned, describe significant strengths, and identify next steps for improvement. Teachers should strive to use language that parents will understand and should avoid language that simply repeats the wordings of the curriculum expectations or the achievement chart. (p. 64, Growing Success) 11

Kindergarten Reporting in Kindergarten Kindergarten Progress Report Junior Kindergarten Summary 12 Grades 1-8

Reporting Grades 1-8 Progress Report Card Provincial Report Card 1 Provincial Report Card 2 13 Reporting in Secondary

Reporting Grades 9-12 For Grades 7 to 12, achievement of the curriculum expectations for each subject (or strand) or course is reported on the provincial report cards as percentage marks. The report cards provide a chart showing the definitions of the four levels of achievement and their alignment with percentage marks. 14

Learning Skills/Work Habits The Elementary Progress Report Card and the elementary and secondary provincial report cards provide a record of the learning skills and work habits demonstrated by students in the following six categories:

Responsibility Organization Independent Work Collaboration Initiative Self-Regulation 15 Report Card Comments

Reporting Student Learning Examples of Report Card Comments Primary, Junior, Secondary 16 Understanding the Report Card Reporting Student Learning

Special Education ELL 17 Student Achievement Reporting Student Learning ...teachers ... make consistent

judgements about the quality of student learning based on clear performance standards and on a body of evidence collected over time...for developing clear and specific feedback for students and parents. (P. 16 ,Growing Success) 18 Communication Communication and the reporting process

19 Tips for Parent/Guardian- Teacher Conferences What should you expect? A two-way conversation Emphasis on learning Opportunities and challenges

20 21 Thank you Inspiration From A Kid 22 Questions?


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