Comparative Analysis of Report Cards

Resolution Number: 

2020-3
Resolution

WHEREAS    there are eight different models used for report cards at schools across Prince Edward Island, and differences exist even within report cards for the same grade levels and grade ranges; and

WHEREAS   parents of students who move from one school to another and whose new school uses a different report card model than the school they left face challenges comparing and understanding student learning and achievement; and

WHEREAS    there is province-wide consistency in curriculum that should facilitate consistency in report card models; and

WHEREAS    report cards are an essential tool for engaging parents and care-givers in student learning and in communicating learning goals and achievements,

 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that further to the PSB report card survey distributed last spring, the PEI Home and School Federation request the Public Schools Branch (and/or Department of Education and Lifelong Learning) engage parents and school communities through the PEI Home and School Federation to have input into the evaluation framework for report card models.

 

 DESTINATION:       Public Schools Branch
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

 

Consideration

Status: 

Passed
Monday, September 14, 2020

Destination: 

Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Public Schools Branch
Responses Received

Responses: 

EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING (January 25, 2021): The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning is in the process of working toward a common report card for grades 1-9 in the PSB. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this work has been temporarily put on hold. The department and education authorities will reengage with parents, school communities and the PEI Home and School Federation as this work progresses.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS BRANCH (February 16, 2021):  The PSB is willing to collaborate with the PEIHSF and DELL under the direction of Dr. Tamara Hubley-Little regarding progress and updates from the Report Card Committee. Moreover, an update can be provided regarding the implementation of the Power School project (Student Information System Renewal).