Chinook’s Edge pilot project giving report cards a facelift

Parents in Chinook’s Edge School Division may find it easier to understand their child’s report cards thanks to a new pilot project.

The pilot is the first step in revamping report cards for the school division.

Lissa Steele, Chinook’s Edge associate superintendent of learning service, said the new new cards are easier to understand, with more “parent-friendly language.”

“A movement we’ve seen in report cards is what we call outcome-based reporting, where we list outcomes that makes sense to teachers, but don’t necessarily make sense to parents,” Steele said.

The new report cards will have clearer messages regarding how a student is doing and will show percentage grades.

Students between Grades 5 and 8 at five schools – in Penhold Elementary, Sylvan Lake, Olds, Innisfail and Delburne participated in the pilot last semester.

Planning for the pilot project began last year.

Steele said Chinook’s Edge will look to expand the pilot project next year.

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