New Report Cards Easier for Parents to Understand

Parents will have an easier time understanding their child’s report card after the Manitoba government announced an overhaul of its design on Tuesday.

Touted as being more “parent-friendly,” the new provincial report cards will come into effect in all public schools by the fall of 2013. It was first piloted in select schools during the 2011-12 academic year.

The new report card features information about students’ learning behaviours, giving parents an understanding on their children’s effort and attitude in class. The new high school report card (Grades 9 to 12) contains a completion of requirements for graduation chart, showing the student’s progress toward graduation.

“This important initiative will improve the quality of our education system by giving parents and teachers a clear and understandable way of tracking how kids are performing, where they need help and where they are excelling,” said Education Minister Nancy Allan.