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Evaluation and reporting in Preschool have their particular requirements which are in line with the Preschool Education Program’s specificity. Brush up on your knowledge about this aspect of your task, or use the videos to inform other cycle teachers about the Preschool Education expectations. The clips are in French but the accompanying information is in English. 

1. The Preschool Mandate

Viewing Intention

This clip identifies the 3 constituent elements of the preschool education mandate.

1. to give children a liking for school while ensure good transitions;

2. to foster children’s overall development;

3. help develop attitudes, behaviours, processes, and strategies while creating their productions

Related Documents

The Preschool Education Mandate
The wording of the Preschool Education Mandate  Download

2. The Six Competencies of the Preschool Education Program

Viewing intention

To recognise the difference and unique character of the Preschool competencies

Suggested follow-up

Review your understanding of the 6 competencies in line with the child’s global development. 

Related documents

1. Preschool Education Programme in a Table   Download

2. Visual of the 6 competencies  Download

3. The Preschool Education Provincial Report Card

Viewing intention

To present the different parts of the provincial report card

Suggested follow-up

1. Develop a common understanding of the Evaluation Criteria Key

2. Develop a common list of observables for each evaluation criteria

3. Revise the way comments are made

Related documents

  • Our Schools Choices in Light of the Provincial Report Card
    Support document for school teams on the revision of evaluation standards and procedures   Go to site
  • The Kindergarten Development Profile (KDP)
    Available under "Teaching and Learning Tools/ Observation, Evaluation and Reporting tools" Go to page
  • Intervention in the Kindergarten Classroom
    Notes from 2-day workhop on planning and intervention  Download
  • Evaluation of learning at the preschool Level:
    Intervention at the core of Evaluation   Download
  • Evaluation of learning at the preschool Level:
    Evaluation Standards and Procedures Adapted for Preschool Education   Download
  • Evaluation of learning at the preschool Level:
    The Basis for Feedback in Preschool Education   Download
  • Commentaires positifs pour le bulletin des élèves   Download

 

4. What to Communicate Each Term and Reporting Dates

Viewing intention

To become familiar with or refresh one’s memory on Articles 30 and 29.1 of the Basic School Regulations

Suggested follow-up

1. Reflect on your understanding of what is to be communicated each term

2. Consult the suggested ideas provided later on in this sequence.

Related documents

1. Basic School Regulations
English excerpts from the (articles 30 and 29.1)   Download

2. Our Schools Choices in Light of the Provincial Report Card
Support document for school teams on the revision of evaluation standards and procedures.  See pages 11-13 and Schedule IV (p 14)   Download

 

5. First Written Communication & Special Cases Requiring Monthly Reports

Viewing intention

1. To describe the characteristics of the first communication by linking them to what already happens in your school.

2. To review the information concerning special cases requiring monthly communications.

Suggested follow-up

1. Review your first communication using the example provided below

2. Review the monthly communication content and process

Related documents

Sample first communication to parents  Download

6. Standards and Procedures for Evaluation in Preschool

Viewing intention

1. To remind us that there are standards and procedures for evaluation for preschool education.  

2. To recognise the 6 competencies embedded in the simplified competency wording of the report card.
 

Suggested follow-up

1. Revisit your school's standards and procedures

2. Suggest a meeting with teachers in order to establish or clarify the link between the Outcomes and the Evaluation criteria

3. Identify the information that should be sent to parents at the beginning of the year concerning the evaluation of the preschool competencies
 

Related documents

  • Education Act: article 96.15, paragraph 4
    English version of the excerpt mentioned in the video   Download
    Education act: Full version  Go to site
  • Our Schools Choices in Light of the Provincial Report Card
    Support document for school teams on the revision of evaluation standards and procedures   Go to site
  • Sample Report Card insert   Download
  • Basic School Regulations articles 30 and 29.1
    English version of the excerpts from the mentioned in video   Download
  • Framework for the Evaluation of Learning: Preschool Education
    Wording of the provincial report card. Go to site

7. Explaining the Competencies & Adding an Illustration to the Report Card

Viewing intention

To learn about the conditions in which this can be done.

Suggested Follow-up

1. Use the suggested example.

2. Consider what changes could be made to it in order to adapt it to your context.

Related documents

1. Sample Report Card insert   Download

8. Number of Times a Competency Must be Evaluated During the Year

Viewing intention

To see an example of what can be stated in the standards and procedures.

Suggested Follow-up

Make sure that the school’s standards and procedures indicate when the evaluation of each competency will be transmitted to parents. 

Related documents

Normes et modalités à l’éducation préscolaire
Available in French only   Go to site

9. Should the Terms be Weighted in Preschool Education?

Viewing intention

To question whether it if meaningful to weigh the terms in Preschool Education

Suggested follow-up

1. Examine the outcomes at the end of Preschool Education for each competency.

2. For each, provide a description of a child that exceeds the expected outcome, meets the expected outcomes, partially meets the expected outcomes and does not meet the expected outcomes.

Note that “Meets the outcomes” is what is required for each competency of the Preschool Education program.

Related documents

Élaboration du bilan de fin d’année: document de travail
In French only   Go to site

10. Is There a Failing “Grade”? Can a Child be “Held back” in Preschool?

Viewing intention

1. To understand the importance of each competency in Preschool Education.

2. To know what decisions can be taken at the end of the year and the support that must be provided.

Suggested follow-up

Review the procedures in place to support academic progress for a child who does not meet expected outcomes.

Related documents

Education Act, article 96.17
English version of the excerpt mentioned in the video   Download

11. What Report Card Can be Used for a Four Year Old Child?

Viewing intention

To learn about the ministerial legal framework concerning the report card for 4 year old children.

Suggested follow-up

Review the 4-year-old report card in your school

Related documents

Article 30 of the Basic School Regulations
In " Our Schools Choices in Light of the Provincial Report Card": 
Support document for school teams on the revision of evaluation standards and procedures, p.13  Go to site

12. Evaluating Special Needs Students: Use an Adapted Report Card

Viewing intention

To learn about the ministerial framework for evaluation in the case of at-risk and special needs students.

Suggested follow-up

In light of the information found in the current " Yearly Directives", review the procedures for this type of clientele.

Related documents

1. Organization of Educational Services for At-Risk Students and Students With Handicaps, Social Maladjustments or Learning Difficulties   Go to site

2. General Education in the Youth sector
Yearly Directives   Go to site

13. Evaluating Second Language Learners

Viewing intention

To review the report card used in your school for these children.
 
Related documents

1. QEP - Preschool Education
See p. 52, paragraph 1: “They arrive in kindergarten at various stages of development…”, 
See p.53, paragraph 1: “Children whose first language is not French...".  
Download

2. Kindergarten Development profile
Language development   Download