Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning

School District 48 Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning
SD48 is excited to launch our second Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning for the 2017-2018 school year.  We have approximately 26 classrooms from accross the school district who are participating in the project.

The main goal of the Communicating Student Learning Pilot Project is to improve student engagement and ownership in learning by providing Students and Parents with ongoing, timely and descriptive feedback over the course of the year.  Last year, we collected feedback from parents whose children were part of the first pilot project and three themes for improvement emerged:

  • Consistency of communications
  • Method of Communication
  • Demonstration of Growth over time

Based on this feedback, we have made changes to the Pilot Project for the 2017-2018 year.   Parents can expect two main types of communications.  They are Ongoing Evidence of Learning and Ongoing Check-Ins outlining your child’s performance, areas of strength and a goal area for each subject.

Please click here to access the letter that was sent to parents of participating classrooms.

If you have any questions, please contact your school Principal.
SD48 assesses grade-less report card pilot project
(Pique Newsmagazine, June 15, 2017)
Teachers back no-grade project
(Squamish Chief Newspaper, March 2, 2017)
Parents voice concerns, support on grade-less report-card pilot project
(Pique Newsmagazine, February 23, 2017)
Parents wary of ditching letter grades
(Whistler Question Newspaper, February 21, 2017)
BC leads the push to eliminate letter grades from school report cards
(The Globe and Mail, February 6, 2017)
SD48 to run pilot project on grade-less report cards
(Pique Newsmagazine, February 2, 2017)
Are letter grades failing our kids? 

(Pique Newsmagazine, February 2, 2017)
School district in B.C. tries grade-free report cards
(Globe and Mail, January 30, 2017)
Grade-less report cards piloted in the Sea to Sky school district
(CBC Radio Early Edition, January 30, 2017)