The Ministry of Education requires all School Boards in the Province of Ontario to provide a fall checklist Progress Report.
Changes to DDSB reporting practices align with the Ministry of Education’s document:
Report Cards and the Reporting of Student Progress
Introduction to the Progress Report for Parents
At the Durham District School Board, home and school communication is an essential component to student success. In elementary schools, the first report that will be sent home will be a Progress Report. This report will help parent(s)/guardian(s) understand their child’s growth in learning skills and work habits. Teachers will also indicate a student’s progress with respect to curriculum expectations addressed in the first months of school in one of three categories, Progressing With Difficulty, Progressing Well, and Progressing Very Well.
The intention of the Progress Report is to facilitate early communication between the teacher and the parent(s)/guardian(s).
What do we mean by Progressing With Difficulty, Progressing Well, and Progressing Very Well in the subject boxes of the Progress Report?
| Progressing With Difficulty:|
In the professional judgment of the teacher, the student is Progressing With Difficulty, when:
Evidence gathered to date indicates that the student will require improvement and planned next steps to meet the provincial standard at the end of the term/year.
| Progressing Well:|
In the professional judgment of the teacher, the student is Progressing Well, when:
Evidence gathered to date indicates ongoing, consistent improvement towards meeting the provincial standard at the end of the term/year.
| Progressing Very Well:|
Elementary schools reporting dates for
2016-2017 school year:
- Progress Report - November 16, 2016
- Report Card 1 - February 15, 2017
- Report Card 2 -June 28, 2017