Effective this school year (2016/17), a new interim Ministerial Order on reporting has been put in place to support the redesigned K-9 curriculum. The new Order provides districts with guide lines on communicating student progress, as well as the flexibility needed at a more local level to continue to move ahead with new practices in student reporting.
Boards of Education will continue to provide parents with a minimum of five reports describing students’ school progress. Three of the reports will be formal written reports and two informal reports. Informal reports are an important link between home and school and can take a variety of forms such as telephone calls, student-led conferences, parent-teacher conferences, use of journals, emails, etc. Schools and teachers determine how they will informally communicate with parents.
The updated policy is posted on the Ministry site: