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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e - Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Progress Reports

Elementary Progress reports are due today. Over the next several days administrators will be reading through teachers’ progress reports and returning them, possibly with editing suggestions.

Provincial OECTA has given direction with regards to what a teacher is to do if a principal, on reviewing a teacher’s progress reports, asks the teacher to make changes in the comments.

As has always been practice in the past, teachers make corrections such as any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors that may be caught on rereading. Other suggestions, if the teacher finds them helpful, can also be incorporated.

However, if a principal requires changes in the comments, and the teacher does not agree with the amended comments, the teacher should not sign the progress report/ report card. Teachers should be aware that acts defined as professional misconduct under the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 include, “Signing or issuing, in the member’s professional capacity, a document that the member knows or ought to know contains a false, improper or misleading statement.” www.oct.on.ca

If a teacher has followed the guidelines as stated in the Ministry’s Growing Success policy document in completing the progress reports, then that teacher has fulfilled his/ her duties using their best professional judgment.

Please call the unit office if you are requested by your administrator to make revisions to your progress report that you feel are unreasonable.


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