Student Work Sample Requirements:
Your child’s learning can be presented in a variety of ways. Student work samples can take the form of photographs, worksheets, unit tests, audio/video recordings, written work, PowerPoint presentations, etc. OLTs also monitor your child’s learning by directly accessing their progress from the different online programs offered through EBUS.
Work samples from your child must be submitted on a regular, ongoing basis throughout each reporting period. As a minimum guideline, 2-3 work samples per subject area are expected to be submitted each month. This ensures that your OLT can provide quality feedback and properly assess your child’s continued progress.
Reporting and Feedback:
EBUS Academy reports on student progress for students in grades K-6 at six points of progress throughout the year using four different reporting formats. Reports are designed to be timely and responsive, providing information about students’ progress in relation to the learning standards of the curriculum. The reporting model is as follows:
● 2 Literacy/ Numeracy Snapshots – October and May
- Students will complete a ‘snapshot’ literacy and/or numeracy assessment in Moodle. Teachers will assess work and provide feedback on progress.
- Parents will receive a snapshot report including feedback on ways to support learning at home and grade-level exemplars (examples) of student work at different skill levels.
● 2 Teacher-parent Conferences – November and March
- Teacher-parent conferences will be held within a window of ideally one week and will focus on whether students are meeting expectations in curricular areas at the point of progress.
- Parent participation is required and we ask that you make all efforts to be available at some point during the window of time.
● 1 Mid-Year Summative Report – January
- Teachers will send home a mid-year report in January which informs parents of whether students are meeting or not meeting expectations in all curricular areas at the point of progress. This report includes which core competencies have been demonstrated and reflected upon to date.
● 1 End of Year Summative Report – June
- A formal summative report will be sent home in June, indicating levels of performance (beginning, developing, applying and extending) in relation to the learning standards set out in each curricular area. The report will include a comment describing students’ development and reflection of core competencies throughout the year.
Reporting Schedule for the Year:
Mid-Year summative report
End of year summative report
In addition to the points of progress, teachers also provide regular feedback to students and parents specific to student work submissions.