Report cards to include personalized comments from teachers
Nova Scotia government says reports should be free of jargon
The Nova Scotia government says report cards that will be distributed to students next month will include personalized comments from teachers.
Education Minister Karen Casey says she's asked school boards to include that after hearing initial feedback from a report card survey launched in March.
Casey says the reports should be free of jargon and should discuss the students' strengths, areas of improvements and advice to parents on how to improve learning at home.
The Education Department says the survey found 63 per cent of the roughly 5,800 students, parents, teachers and school administrators surveyed felt the comments from teachers didn't help them understand grades.
The survey also said 58 per cent felt the comments didn't help them understand where their child is struggling and 62 per cent believed they did not help them support their child's learning at home.
The province says a committee that includes students, parents, teachers and school board staff will also look at other results of the survey and deliver its final report this fall.