Parents in Richmond and the Lower Mainland can mark Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, on their calendars to share their thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards.
The Ministry of Education is hosting an upcoming open house to receive parent feedback on how they want to hear about how their child is doing in school. It’s part of the three-year implementation of B.C.’s new curriculum, which is designed to get students ready to succeed in the changing world.
Ministry staff and school district officials will be at Cambie Secondary school (4151 Jacombs Rd., Richmond) for a conversation about the future of student progress reporting in kindergarten to Grade 9 classrooms.
This is the ninth of 11 community meetings being held throughout the province as part of the B.C. government’s provincewide engagement to hear directly from parents on how they want to be informed of their child’s progress.
Parents can drop in to the casual open house between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to share their ideas on how to make student reporting better. Parents and interested community members can also learn more about B.C.’s new curriculum.
A brainstorming workshop will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., giving parents the opportunity to participate in small group sessions discussing their thoughts in greater detail.
While this public meeting will primarily be of interest to parents of K-to-9 students, all British Columbians and community groups are welcome to attend.
Parents unable to attend the meeting can still learn about the process and share their thoughts online until Feb. 28, 2017, by visiting: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress
This engagement supports B.C.’s new curriculum, which was designed by teachers and will make sure students learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic in a way that connects them to collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills they need to succeed after high school.
Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond Centre –
“We want to improve on how students are evaluated and their progress is tracked. We know this is of great importance to parents for parents and their input will help form a better foundation for their child’s education.”
John Yap, MLA for Richmond-Steveston –
“We want to provide our children with the best possible chances to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce. Better reporting on their progress and development will provide parents with the information they need suggest room for improvement.”
Linda Reid, MLA for Richmond East –
“Our kids are growing up in a world where the job market changes with every advancement in technology. By having a greater insight in a child’s progress, parents have a better handle on their overall long term development.”
- To date,
- The engagement site has received over 25,500 visits.
- Over 4,770 people have completed the feedback form.
- Almost 590 people have signed up to receive project updates.
- A summary report on what was heard during the K-to-9 engagement will be produced and posted online in June 2017.
- There will be opportunities for parents to give input on progress reporting in grades 10-12 in the future.
Learn more about this important engagement process, including the community meetings, and fill out the feedback form by visiting: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress
For more details on B.C.’s new curriculum, please visit: www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca