Effective and frequent communication about student progress between home and school is central to student success. The goal of communicating student learning and progress is to ensure that:
- students are engaged in meaningful conversations that extend their learning and progress,
- parents are well informed about their child's progress,
- parents are involved as partners in a dialogue about their child's progress and the best ways to support and extend learning.
Teachers communicate information about student progress in a number of ways, including in person, electronically, and on paper. This information should:
- be descriptive and strength-based, and include suggestions for ways that parents can support their child,
- reinforce the importance of self-assessment and goal setting,
- include most recent evidence from multiple sources, as appropriate, including the student, teacher, peers, and parents,
- encourage students to work toward their goals, build student ownership, and make clear their role in the communication process,
- encourage students to use this information to make necessary revisions to their work and set new learning goals,
- promote and support meaningful, varied, and responsive communication on student progress and, where appropriate, use digital tools.