Wellington Catholic
District School Board
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Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting


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Purpose of Assessment

The purpose of assessment, evaluation and reporting is to improve student learning. Each student is unique. Wellington Catholic staff and faculty are committed to nurturing all students’ God-given talents and identifying and strengthening areas of challenge. Parents are vital partners in this process.

Report cards for elementary students
Students in Grades 1 to 8 bring home a progress report card in the fall to encourage early and ongoing communication between parents and the student’s teacher.

No grade or mark is assigned this early in the school year, instead parents are advised of how the student is progressing: “very well”, “well” or “with difficulty”.

The progress report highlights strengths and areas to improve before evaluations are completed. It includes comments from the teacher that are personalized, clear and meaningful.

Two report cards, with assigned grades or marks, are provided to parents; one in winter and one at the end of the school year.

In addition to report cards, other types of communication include parent-teacher or parent-student-teacher conferences, interviews, phone calls, checklists and informal reports.

Report cards for high school students
Report cards for students in grades 9 to 12 have an emphasis on learning skills and work habits as well as information about the different levels of achievement and how this corresponds to percentage marks.

High school report cards are sent home twice per semester. Teachers' comments are personalized, clear and meaningful.

In addition to report cards, other types of communication include parent-teacher or parent-student-teacher conferences, interviews, phone calls, checklists and informal reports.


Learn more about the Growing Success Policy and review report card templates.



Answers to some of your questions:
How do teachers determine students’ grades?
What is the purpose of assigning homework?
What does an “R” mean on a Grades 1 to 8 report card?
What does an “I” mean on a Grades 1 to 10 report card?
Are there consequences for cheating or plagiarizing?
Are there consequences for incomplete work or submitting work late?
Why is emphasis given to learning skills and work habits?​​