Growing Success: The Mathematics Addendum, Grades 1 to 8, 2020

This page is an addendum to the Ministry of Education policy Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2010. It updates the policy for reporting the achievement of students in elementary mathematics to align with the revised mathematics curriculum, The Ontario Curriculum: Mathematics, Grades 1 to 8, 2020. It replaces the policy for mathematics described on page 58 of Growing Success. The policy outlined below will be implemented in Ontario schools starting in September 2020.

Completing the Provincial Report Cards: Mathematics, Grades 1 to 8

To foster a cohesive approach to both instruction and assessment across the elementary mathematics curriculum, achievement in mathematics will be reported as one overall grade/mark, with supporting comments.

Fill in the letter grade/percentage mark that best reflects the overall learning of the student in mathematics in the column headed Report 1 or Report 2, as appropriate. When assigning a grade or mark, consideration should be given to the student's integrated learning across the strands taught in each reporting period. Comments will describe significant strengths demonstrated by the student and identify next steps for improvement; they may also describe growth in learning. When appropriate, teachers may make reference to particular strands in their comments.

For more information on determining a grade/percentage mark for the report card, see the section “Evaluation” in Growing Success, pages 38 to 46.