Assessment and Evaluation

Implementing the New Provincial Report Card

French – English Program

Do teachers have to assess Reading and Writing in Grades 1-3 French (English Program)?

No. In Grades 1-3 French, teachers will indicate NA (not applicable) for Reading and Writing because formal teaching and assessment of these categories has not yet begun. At this stage, students are exposed to pre-reading and pre-writing activities. Therefore, the emphasis is on developing oral communication which is the foundation of learning a language. Students begin to develop their oral skills through rhymes, songs, games and other oral activities. For further information, please consult the appendix of the report card policy and support document and the guide Au Manitoba, on s’amuse en français.

Do teachers have to report “Early Start French”?

If Early Start French is taught, teachers are to assess and to report only on Oral Communication. For further information, please see the report card policy and support document , Subject Categories and Descriptions–Grades 1 to 8.

If French is not taught in a particular school, can the box be removed from the report card?

Yes. When French is not taught, the box for this subject will not appear.

Is there a minimum number of minutes of Early Start French that must be taught per cycle before reporting it becomes compulsory?

If the course is being taught as part of the classroom timetable, then the teacher should be assessing the students and reporting their progress on the report card (For Early Start French Grades 1-3 Oral Communication only).

Intensive French: How do I assess progress of students in Intensive French? Some courses are not taught for part of the school year.

Indicate NA for all courses that are not taught during the term. See section 4.3 of the  report card policy and support document

If French is not taught in a particular school, can the box be removed from the report card?

Yes. When French is not taught, the box for this subject will not appear

Is there a minimum number of minutes of Early Start French that must be taught per cycle before reporting it becomes compulsory?

If the course is being taught as part of the classroom timetable, then the teacher should be assessing the students and reporting their progress on the report card (For Early Start French Grades 1-3 Oral Communication only).

Intensive French: How do I assess progress of students in Intensive French? Some courses are not taught for part of the school year.

Indicate NA for all courses that are not taught during the term. See section 4.3 of the  report card policy and support document