In August 2010, the Québec government approved significant amendments to the Basic school regulation for preschool, elementary and secondary education. These changes primarily involve implementing a standardized report card in Québec and are part of the recent adjustments made to the programs of study with the publication of the Progression of Learning documents, which place greater emphasis on the role of knowledge in learning. Thus, student learning and evaluation have been refocused on the essential aspects of the acquisition, comprehension, application and use of knowledge, all the while giving teachers the leeway they require to take knowledge into account in their evaluation practices.
Consequently, Québec schools will have to revise certain standards and procedures for the evaluation of student learning that they have been using in recent years. This support document is intended to help school teams (teachers and administrators) update these standards and procedures as well as to ensure that schools are prepared to implement the changes announced at the start of the 2011-2012 school year.