What is this consultation about?
Parents want to be involved in their child’s education, and they want to know more about their child’s progress.
As part of updating and modernizing our education system, the Ministry of Education is looking for input from parents to help shape what information they receive and how they receive it, including report cards.
This engagement will guide the development of the reporting approach for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 so that parents have a better understanding of their child’s progress in school.
As B.C.’s curriculum is enhanced we must make sure our reporting of student progress keeps pace. The goal is to ensure that parents are well informed about their children, and their children’s progress. Students learn best when the communication between the teacher and the parent is ongoing, responsive and clear about how the parent can help their child.
Public input will be received through different streams of activities including an online feedback form, community meetings, small in-person focus groups and local engagements that will be held by school district and school representatives.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Input is being gathered from parents through an online feedback form, as well as community meetings occurring in ten locations throughout the province.
Public feedback, along with input from school district led engagement sessions, research by the Ministry and feedback from experts and teachers, will all be considered as the provincial student reporting approach is finalized.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: October 4, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Category: Education & Training
Types: Online, Email, Face-to-Face