Our division is gradually changing how we report student achievement.
In some of our high schools, this means we are changing what is
included on report cards so we can help students, parents and caregivers
see how well a student is performing various "learning behaviours."
What are Learning Behaviours?
Learning behaviours describe various actions
that students should carry out in order to do their best in their
courses. These are:
- Engagement: Arriving prepared and ready to learn, being actively involved in the learning process, using class time effectively
- Respect: Respecting the rights, property, and opinions of one's self and others
- Responsibility: Completing and submitting class work, homework and assignments according to agreed upon deadlines
Why are learning behaviours important?
Learning behaviours have a significant impact
on student achievement; that is, they affect how well students will
learn in their courses.
How will the teacher report on learning behaviours?
The teacher will assess students on the
behaviours of Engagement, Respect, and Responsibility using the
following scale: Rarely, Inconsistently, Consistently, Always.
Will the learning behaviours be included in a student's grade?
Learning behaviours will not be part of a
student's grade. The reporting of learning behaviours will be separate
from student achievement, unless they are identified in the Saskatchewan
curriculum as a specific learning goal for the class in question.
Are all high schools reporting on learning behaviours?
At this time, all high schools are reporting
on learning behaviours at the grade 9 level. We will work closely with
students, parents and teachers to determine what works well and what we
can improve with this process.
Why does the report card look different than it did last year?
There are two main reasons for the change:
We have a new student information system, which keeps and
organizes data about each student, including their grades. Our report
cards are now printed using this new system, and the format is
different from our old report cards
We have added the information on learning behaviours, in addition to the student's grade.
A sample report that includes learning behaviours
Letter to students and parents about learning behaviours
High school curriculum learning areas grading scale - guide