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Interim Superintendent of Schools
January 24, 2017
Re: Transition from Work to Rule
Now that a tentative agreement with the NSTU has been reached, many aspects or components of the transition from the Work to Rule (WTR) will take time and others will occur quickly. For example, student attendance and achievement data has not been entered into the reporting system, “Power School” so report cards and transcripts cannot be completed in the normal way. There are many other former activities and practices that will require much additional work over a reasonable time to “catch up”.
Communicating as soon as possible with you about the WTR transition is being discussed as a top priority with principals. You will start to hear from your principal and/or myself when something specific and helpful can be sent your way.
Key Messages: Streamlining Curriculum Grades Primary to 3
What has changed in the Primary to Three curriculum?
● Mathematics and Language Arts are the core subjects for young children in schools. The content area subjects (Health, Integration Communication Technology, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts) are integrated with them.
What does integration mean?
● Integration is a way to organize and apply student learning across subjects.
● The streamlined curriculum allows students to make connections between subjects and acquire basic concepts and skills.
Key Messages: Grades Primary to 3 Report Cards
How is the P-3 report card streamlined?
The report cards for Primary and Grades 1-3 have been revised to reflect the changes to the curriculum. The main headings on the P-3 report cards are:
● The Learner Profile
● Integrated Language Arts
● Integrated Mathematics
● Physical Education
What is the learner profile?
● The learner profile describes the development of social skills and work habits.
A developmental scale is used to describe students' progress as they acquire these skills and habits. It is a three part scale used to describe a student's academic and social development on the Learner Profile and in Music and Physical Education. The codes used are:
o (WD) Well Developed
o (D) Developing
o (ND) Needs Development
What comprises a comment/grade in Grades 1-3 Integrated Language Arts?
· The comment describes student progress in Language Arts. Comments may also reference Health, Information Communication Technology, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts. The grade reflects student achievement of learning outcomes in Language Arts. Each strand in Integrated Language Arts will have a grade. So, an A-D will be noted for:
○ Reading and Viewing
○ Speaking and Listening
○ Writing and other ways of Representing.
○ Appreciation of the French Language and of Cultural Diversity (Immersion only)
What comprises a comment/grade in Grades 1-3 Integrated Mathematics?
· The comment describes student progress in Mathematics. Comments may also reference Health, Information Communication Technology, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts. There will be one overall grade (A-D) reported in Integrated Mathematics.
What comprises a grade in Grades 1-3 Music and Physical Education?
· There will be one overall grade using the new developmental codes (WD, D, ND)
Please Note the following
· For Grade Primary the Term 1 report card will only report on Integrated Mathematics and Integrated English Language Arts. Music and Physical Education will be reported on starting in Term 2
· For Grades 1-3, the Term 1 Music and Physical Education course comments are optional.
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