In the fall of 2019 all schools in Prairie South began to use MySchoolSask as both a student information system and a teacher gradebook. All parents and students now have access to assessment information at any time by logging into MSS. We are happy to provide a paper copy of a student’s progress at the request of parents, otherwise we encourage parents to use the parent portal in MSS to find information on their child’s progress. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers at any time to discuss their child’s progress and any concerns they may have. Information on logging into the parent portal in MSS can be found here.
Student led conferences will take place twice annually – once in the fall and once in the spring. This provides students an opportunity to share a snapshot of their learning with parents; it is meant to be a highlight of their learning. Parents who wish to discuss progress or who have specific concerns or questions are encouraged to contact teachers at any time during the year.
Teachers in Prairie South have been working for several years to examine grading practices and renew those practices based on research into student learning. The intention of this renewal is to establish a fair, equitable and transparent system of assessment that enhances student confidence in their ability to learn.
A summary of Prairie South’s grading practices can be found here.