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What is Reporting?

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What is Reporting?


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Reporting is the process used to communicate relevant information about a student's progress, knowledge that is gained from assessing and evaluating student learning.


Ongoing Reporting


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In Edmonton Catholic Schools, we report to parents and students on an ongoing basis. Gone are the days when parents and students would have to wait for a report card to come out just three times a year. We use a gradebook program that integrates with PowerSchool, called PowerTeacher Pro, into which teachers input assessment information as it happens. Parents and students are encouraged to check PowerSchool “Grades and Attendance” regularly to keep up-to-date on student progress. If your child is on an individualized program plan, please check the IPP for updates regarding student progress.


How Are Grades Determined?


A wide range of assessment information is used in the determination of a student’s grade. Individualized assessments provide specific information regarding student progress and overall performance in class. Achievement and learning is reported according to grade level.


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KINDERGARTEN 

Grades in Elementary are Levels of Achievement. In Kindergarten, levels of achievement are assigned to outcomes in June. In lieu of levels of achievement, teachers will provide descriptive, written feedback to illustrate the child’s learning over time. Parents will see individual assignments in Grades and Attendance, with written descriptions of the task/activity in which students engaged, along with written feedback or observations on targeted learning tasks

GRADES 1 – 6 

Grades in Elementary are Levels of Achievement. In Grades 1 – 6, assignments are associated with learning outcomes, and each of these outcomes will receive a level of achievement. Outcomes are grouped within Reporting Standards, or the general outcome that encompasses the specific outcomes upon which students are graded. Teachers use the most recent level of achievement data from the outcomes to determine an overall level of achievement final grade for each Reporting Standard. Only Reporting Standard grades will appear on the final report card.

*Note: in lieu of levels of achievement, teachers may provide descriptive, written feedback for the purpose of improving learning.

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GRADES 7 – 9 

Grades in Junior High are expressed as both numeric and Levels of Achievement. In the academic core courses (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies) and Religion, students will receive numeric scores, levels of achievement on outcomes, and an overall final percentage grade. Percentage grades are calculated based on a predetermined formula created by the teacher, found in the course outline. Please contact the school for more details. In all other courses, students will receive levels of achievement on outcomes and an overall final level of achievement.

In Grades 7 – 9, all assignments are associated with learning outcomes, and each of these outcomes will receive a level of achievement. Outcomes are grouped within Reporting Standards, or the general outcome that encompasses the specific outcomes upon which students are graded. Teachers use the most recent level of achievement data from the outcomes to determine an overall level of achievement final grade for each Reporting Standard. Reporting Standard grades will appear on the final report card. To view grades from all outcomes, visit the Grades and Attendance page in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

*Note: in lieu of levels of achievement or scores, teachers may provide descriptive, written feedback for the purpose of improving learning.

GRADES 10 – 12 

Grades in High School are expressed numerically. In all courses students will receive numeric scores on assignments and an overall final percentage grade. Percentage grades are calculated based on a predetermined formula created by the teacher, found in the course outline. Please contact the school for more details.

Some select high schools are piloting Outcome-Based reporting, with Levels of Achievement and numeric scores. Please check with your administration if you have any questions about this pilot.

*Note: in lieu of scores, teachers may provide descriptive, written feedback for the purpose of improving learning.

Final Grades and Report Cards


Images of cartoon students to support Kindergarten to Grade 6 final grades and report cardsElementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6) students receive one final report card at the end of the year. The Levels of Achievement on the report card are the final grades for these students. Edmonton Catholic Schools does not assign overall averages to our young students’, rather, we provide information about their level of understanding in relation to the learning objectives.
Images of cartoon students to support Kindergarten to Grades 7-9 final grades and report cardsJunior High (Grades 7 – 9) students receive a final report card at the end of the year, in which both an overall final grade (either a percentage or a level of achievement) and levels of achievement for learning objectives will appear. Final grades for the current school year are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal Grades and Attendance page upon completion of each course
Images of cartoon students to support Kindergarten to Grades 10-12 final grades and report cardsHigh School (Grades 10 – 12) students receive a final report card at the end of the year, in which overall final percentage grades will be listed, often accompanied by a recommendation for next steps for students moving to the next grade. Final grades for the current school year are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal Grades and Attendance page upon completion of each course. Students may order official transcripts from MyPass from the Alberta Government.
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