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New Report Cards Planned, 'Plain English' To Be Used

The Ministry of Education is working on a new plan for parents: report cards they can actually decipher.

Currently, teachers choose from a list of curriculum-approved comments for those end-of-the-term missives.

But many have complained that they’re difficult to read – and that they don’t say much.

The internal memo was obtained by the Toronto Star.

The Ministry will assess the policy next year.

Advocates say more user-friendly comments are especially necessary due to Ontario’s large immigrant population, where many students come from homes where English may not be spoken.

Meanwhile, a Toronto trustee is calling for an overhaul at the board level.

Eureka! Report cards to start making sense (Toronto Star)