Ongoing communication about learning is in place to allow students, educators and parents to monitor and support student learning.
At the school:
Communication protocols and timelines are clearly communicated in school publications, including websites.
School-wide processes are developed to inform and engage parents and students in learning, assessment practices and how next steps in learning are determined.
Parents and students learn about the different purposes of assessment and evaluation.
Parents are engaged through ongoing communication and dialogue to support a positive learning environment at home and at school.
In the classroom:
All communication about assessment is personalized, clear, precise and meaningful.
A system (e.g. student agenda, classroom website, moodle, blog) is in place to allow educators, students and parents to continuously monitor student progress.
Clear learning goals and success criteria are identified, shared and clarified with students and parents.
Communication at critical check points in the learning allows students and parents to contribute to and monitor progress during the learning.
Students and parents are involved in an ongoing communication process regarding student learning, through a variety of strategies (e.g., portfolio discussions, student-led conferences, IEP meetings, conferences with educators).
Identify and communicate their learning preferences, individual strengths and areas for further improvement.
Participate in meetings regarding their learning and progress (e.g. student-led conferences, IEP meetings, conferences with educators).
Engage in learning conversations and discussions with educators and peers that elicit evidence of understanding.
Comment on their report cards about strengths and goals.