The primary purpose of assessment and reporting is to improve student learning. Report cards provide information about:
- student achievement of the curriculum expectations (grade and comment)
- student demonstration of specific learning skills
- student attendance including times late and days absent
- information about second language programming and special learning needs
Progress reports are issued in October and March just prior to student/teacher/parent conferences, with midterm reports in November and April and final reports prepared in February and July.
Report Card Format
Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO)
Students in secondary schools write provincial assessments in reading, writing and mathematics. The assessments are developed and scored by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Each student who completes a provincial assessment receives an Individual Student Report (ISR) which describes the student's achievement.
These provincial tests are written in grade 9 mathematics (applied and academic levels) and in grade 10 for literacy. Successful completion of the literacy test (or of the literacy course) is a graduation requirement.
More information about the provincial assessments can be found at www.eqao.com.