In 2017-2018, a majority of GSSD schools will be utilizing outcome-based report cards in a variety of grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 8. To determine the implementation schedule at your area school please refer to the following link: Outcome Based Report Card Implementation Schedule (as of May 2018).
The change to outcome-based reporting has come about due to provincial Ministry of Education curriculum renewal over the past five years. Now, what students know, understand and can do is stated in outcomes. Report card changes align with how instruction is now centered on outcomes. A number or letter mark does not provide an accurate reflection of a student's performance in a particular subject. For example, a student in math might be doing extremely well in measurement but struggling with fractions. A single number grade would not tell you this but now, by providing information on each learning outcome (measurement and fractions), parents/guardians will get a clearer understanding of exactly how a student is doing in each subject. If your school or community would like to learn more about outcome-based reporting, please feel free to contact Lisa Wotherspoon, Superintendent of Education, at 306-786-4751.
Background and FAQs regarding Outcome-based Report Cards in GSSD
Sample GSSD Assessment Rubrics
|Language Arts Rubric at Grade 4 ||ELA 4 Assess and Reflect|
|Physical Ed. Rubric at Grade 3 ||Grade 3 PE Relationships|
|Math Rubric at Grade 9 ||Grade 9 Math Numbers|
|As part of our continued efforts to refine our assessment practices, many GSSD teachers volunteered to create assessment rubrics that align with the provincial curriculum. A number of rubrics were developed in all subject areas from Kindergarten to Grade 9. We encourage you to ask your child's teacher about the assessment evidence gathered throughout this school year. A perfect opportunity to have this learning focused conversation is during student led conferences. |