Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Report Cards

On November 23rd your child's first report card of 2016-2017 will be sent home. Please read on form more information. 

For Kindergarten students, the report card is anecdotal in nature and is based on different areas of child development.  These are explained in detail by scrolling down to the second page under the heading "Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting" in
this link.

For students in Grades 1-5, the Provincial report card is used. Report cards in November and March are both "interim" reports, meaning that they report on your child's progress in the grade up to that specific point in time.  The report card in June is the "final" report and will offer a summary of your child's achievement of grade level curriculum outcomes.  Below, please find information from Manitoba Education regarding some of the areas parents are often curious about.  

If you are interested in reading the full document, please click here. Do you or a family member prefer to read in a language other than English? This document is available here in many other languages including Arabic, Cree, French, Ojibway, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese.


How is my child assessed?

Academic achievement grades show how well students achieve curriculum learning goals. This is referred to as criterion-referenced grading. Academic achievement grades are not based on how your child performs compared to other students. Factors like attitude, effort and behaviour are reported separately from academic achievement. While it is understood that these factors affect academic achievement and therefore grades, reporting them separately provides parents with more information about their child’s strengths and areas for improvement.
Teachers provide students with many ways to show their skills and understanding in a subject. Achievement grades generally reflect your child’s most recent and consistent academic achievement. For example, this means that a low mark on an assignment early in a term might not be considered when determining your child’s grade for the end of the term if she or he has later consistently shown better understanding or skill in that area.  Ask your child's teacher for more information specific to his/her classroom. 

What should I do if I am worried about my child’s school performance?

Talk to your child’s teacher. It will be helpful to make a list of areas where your child is having trouble. Ask the teacher how you can work together to help your child succeed. This doesn't have to wait until report card time!  Contact your child's teacher at any point during the school year.

Subject categories

Subject categories are areas of knowledge and skill in each subject your child takes at school. They give you a better understanding of your child’s learning. The subject categories help to
clarify for parents the “what” of student learning. They are designed to be a part of teaching, learning and assessment in all areas of the subject, not just when certain topics are being taught. 


Learning Behaviours

In addition to reporting academic achievement, report cards show your child’s effort and attitude in class, reported under “Learning Behaviours". In Grades 1 to 6, learning behaviours are reported once on your child’s report card (for all subjects). Learning behaviours are not included directly in students’ grades, but they can affect their academic achievement. The development of positive learning behaviours can result in future success for students as they progress through their lives both in and out of school. If students work independently, take initiative and respect classroom values, these skills will transfer to many other parts of their lives.

For more information
Visit the Manitoba Education website for more information about

  • what your child is learning in different subject areas: (English Program) 
  • the policies and guidelines for student assessment:
  • the provincial report card:

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