Your child may receive a level of proficiency along with teacher comments rather than letter grades for some subjects in grades 8 and 9.
Learning is a dynamic journey, meaning that how and when students’ progress along this journey varies. The proficiency scale is a way for teachers, students and parents to
understand a student’s knowledge of the curriculum for a specific grade level and subject area. Concepts and competencies refer to what a student is expected to know and do.
- Emerging (EMG): Students that are emerging are just beginning to develop their understanding and skills relevant to a particular subject area. Students often need
direction and assistance to initiate and complete tasks that demonstrate their learning.
- Developing (DEV): When students develop their skills and understanding, they practice and improve their ability to demonstrate their knowledge individually and
consistently. This is a challenging time of growth and development that most students will experience as new concepts and skills are introduced.
- Proficient (PROF): When students are proficient, they can communicate the expected competencies and content. These students can independently and
consistently demonstrate their learning.
- Extending (EXT): When students begin to extend their knowledge, they can apply what they have learned to new and different situations. Creative, insightful and
strategic are descriptors for how these students demonstrate their learning.
The level of proficiency shown on your child’s report card is only one indication of their growth and development. Their teacher’s written comments will provide more detailed
information on achievement and the next steps for learning.