High School:

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