K-12 Reporting Policy Framework (2023-2024)

The Ministry of Education and Child Care is updating it’s K-12 student reporting policy beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. This will change aspects of how schools report learning to students and parents through what we’ve traditionally called report cards and interim reports.  Further down on this page you can find what’s new and what is the same with the new policy framework.

You can find detailed information from the Ministry at the link below.


Thank you to everyone who provided feedback prior to March 2023. The feedback will help us in implementing the new changes.

What’s the Same

  • 5 communications of student learning; 3 written and 2 of flexible format​
  • Written descriptive feedback to accompany scale or letter grade/percentage​
  • Letter grades and percentages at Grades 10-12​

What’s New

    • Student reporting practices that align with B.C.’s curriculum and provincial assessment system​
    • timely and responsive feedback on student learning that parents can understand​
    • Provincial Proficiency Scale at Grades K-9​
    • Graduation status update at Grades 10-12​
    • Student self-assessment of the Core Competencies and goal setting in all grades in the 3 written reports​
    • Changing the “I” reporting symbol to “IE” to denote “insufficient evidence” of learning instead of “incomplete” learning​
    • All learners, including students with a disability or diverse ability, will receive regular communications of student learning in the same way as their peers in any other program​

K-9 Proficiency Scale

BC's new K-9 Proficiency Scale
The Emerging EMG – Developing DEV – Proficient PRF – Extending EXT scale is already in use in the Provincial Assessments in Grades 4, 7, 10, and 12. The Proficiency Scale will be used in learning updates and summaries of learning (previously known as report cards) starting in the 2023-2024 school year.

Ministry Flyer on Upcoming Changes

District Parents Advisory Council Presentation – October 2022