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

High winds could lead to dangerous snowmobiling conditions

Advice for staying safe on the mountains Family Day weekend

Clearwater Library hosting open house

Event takes place Feb. 15 from 2—4 p.m.

Road conditions for Feb. 15

Slippery sections on Highway 5

Man caught in fatal avalanche ID’ed as Alberta man in his 20s

Outdoor guides warn against high winds in the mountains Family Day weekend

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read