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School District 5
Southeast Kootenay
Effective Communication

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,Eff Comm Pic.jpg
  • 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.