Parent feedback sought on student progress reports

The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback from parents on how student progress is communicated.

The province has re-vamped the curriculum in kindergarten through Grade 9 and is now looking to develop a new approach to reporting student learning. In Surrey, depending on the school and the teacher, progress is currently relayed in several ways, including traditional report cards, student digital portfolios and parent-teacher meetings.

In a letter to parents, Education Minister Mike Bernier says the goal is “to develop a student reporting process that gives families a deeper understanding of their child’s progress at school through timely and comprehensive information.”

Until Feb. 28, input can be shared at http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/. Meetings will also be held in 10 communities, including Surrey, in the coming months.

The province will gather the feedback and unveil a reporting plan in June 2017.