Report Cards

Report cards assess, evaluate, and report on student progress. The purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. There are two types of report cards: progress reports and provincial report cards in addition to a myriad of evaluation strategies that our classroom teachers use cumulatively to inform your child's final evaluation.

Progress Reports

  • A progress report is issued in the fall (late October/November) to inform parents/guardians on how your child is progressing towards the achievement of curriculum expectations and their development of learning skills and work habits. The six learning skills and work habits emphasized throughout Grades 1 to 12 in all Ontario report cards include:

    • Responsibility;
    • Organization;
    • Independent work;
    • Collaboration;
    • Initiative; and
    • Self-regulation.
  • No marks are assigned on progress reports.
  • The progress report guides the discussion at parent-teacher interviews (in November) and helps to determine the next steps to support your child.

Provincial Report Cards

  • Provincial report cards are issued twice a year (February and end of June).
  • Students in Grade 1 to 6 can expect subject areas to be reported on using letter grades.
  • Students in Grade 7 and 8 can expect subject areas to be reported on using pegged marks.
  • Students in Grades 1 to 8, whose achievement is not meeting the minimum ministry standard, receive a mark of "R". This indicates that remediation is required to meet curriculum expectations.
  • Students in Grades 1 to 8, who have not been able to demonstrate their competency in a specific subject area, due to such instances as prolonged absence or illness, receive a mark of "I". This indicates that there is insufficient evidence to provide a mark at that time.

For additional information, you can visit the Ontario Ministry of Education - Report Cards page and the assessment document Growing Success.