Report cards relics of past?

Traditional semester-based report cards may no longer be the best way to stay in touch with parents and guardians

Dale Bass – Kamloops This Week

Along with the new curriculum comes the understanding traditional semester-based report cards may no longer be the best way to stay in touch with parents and guardians of students.

Report cards are to continue this school year, but school districts in the province will consult with parents to determine the best format to provide feedback on student performance.

Education Minister Mike Bernier said those involved will be asked how they want to be involved in the reporting of a student’s progress and how often they want that information, “allowing parents to really help shape how they would like that to be seen.

Bernier said with technology now in place in schools, there are opportunities to be able to have almost daily reports, if that is what parents choose.

But, he added, districts are looking for all potential options.

The consultation will begin in the fall, with a decision on a reporting system expected in the spring.

Bernier said if parents feel most comfortable with letter grades to understand how their children are performing in school, teachers will be expected to provide such reports.

 

Just Posted

Editor, The Times

Democracy is fragile, needs tending

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Editor, The Times:

Staying true to core beliefs of family, friends, community, and our freedoms

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

B.C. teen gives away tickets to Ellen Degeneres show, plans O Canada welcome

The Grade 9 student wanted to give away tickets in the spirit of inclusivity

Canada’s top general takes aim at new reports of military sexual assault

Gen. Jonathan Vance is unhappy some troops continue to ignore his order to cease all sexual misconduct

Most Read