Ends Assessment and Reporting. Calgary Board of Education. The Ends. Mega-End. Ends 3, 4 and 5. What are Ends 3, 4 and 5 about?. Integrity Responsibility Curiosity Perseverance Goal-setting Flexibility Empathy Concern for dignity Confidence Critical thinking Compassion Optimism
Calgary Board of Education
Concern for dignity
For the good of our children, we need to start with the student, not the subject.
Citizenship is about who we are, how we live together, and what kind of people our children are to become.Reasonable Interpretations
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
Families have the primary responsibility for the development of a child’s citizenship, personal potential and character.
begins with engagement
is active and effortful
is metacognitive and
The work of Ends assessment and reporting draws particular attention to the assessment-rich nature of personalized learning, to practices of assessment that inform instructional decisions, inform student learning tactics, and articulate multiple avenues for the representation of learning.
Alberta Education Program of Studies Chemistry 20-30
(revised 2009) p. 16
Ends 3, 4, 5 are not new curriculums. They are elements of all programs of study and are integrated into everything that schools do to advance student learning.
The same report card stems will be added to all Grade 1- 12 student report cards. Distinctions between the divisions will be evident in the context in which students are asked to work and learn and the level of sophistication evident in the descriptions of student assessment information.
The reporting of Ends 3, 4, 5 provide the opportunity to describe to parents the effort students bring to their various learning experiences. Information about the initiative, persistence, responsible decision making, group contributions, pursuit of learning goals and the independence with which students engage in learning tasks creates a very comprehensive portrait of students’ effort in learning. As such, effort will no longer be reported as a separate category.
Summative evaluations will be based on teachers’ judgments of the consistency with which students demonstrate those strengths and the degree of support required to incorporate them within the learning environment.
EX – Exemplary Strengths
EV – Evident Strengths
EM – Emerging Strengths
SR – Network of Support Required
IPP – Individual Program Plan
Elementary and middle report cards are changing this year – where they have previously existed, effort marks and sections for personal growth and work habits will be removed, and all eight report card stems will be added. For the Ends where reporting will not be undertaken this school year, schools will use NA.
As high school report cards do not currently allow for outcome based reporting, a separate Ends 3, 4, 5 reporting form is being created for high schools. This reporting form will be accessible within the SIRS environment and will be used in all high schools across the system.
Very few changes have been made to the Kindergarten report card as the Ends 3, 4, 5 reporting indicators have a great deal of overlap with specific learning expectations from the Alberta Kindergarten Program Statement and are already represented on the current CBE Kindergarten report card.
Report Cards for Special Education and other unique programs will be reviewed during the 2010-2011 school year. Where possible, the Ends 3, 4, 5 report card stems will be added to existing report cards. Conflicts, overlaps and other unique circumstances will be addressed to support a system wide perspective on Ends 3, 4, 5 assessment and reporting.
Elementary and Middle/Junior High Schools
Senior High Schools
The advancement of citizenship, personal development and character in our students must be a whole-school effort. All members of the school community share the responsibility to model, teach and expect demonstrations of the characteristics of these Ends in all school, classroom and extracurricular activities.
“To my son … when I think of education in 20 years I hope that your teachers have loved you and nurtured you and helped you to become a “ready citizen” for your adult journey of life. I hope your teachers have instilled the power of lifelong learning and teamwork.”
Parent, Fort McMurray
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