The achievement chart provides a way to organize the knowledge and skills students need to demonstrate into four broad categories of knowledge and skills.
It also describes a range of four levels (performance standards) that are used to measure/define the quality of a student’s achievement of the expectations in a particular subject.
Teachers assess and evaluate student work with reference to the achievement chart that is standard across the province.
Levels of Achievement
Level 4—The student demonstrates the specified knowledge and skills with a high degree of effectiveness. Achievement surpasses the provincial standard. This does not mean that the student has achieved expectations beyond those specified for the grade/course. Letter Grade: A, Percentage Mark: 80-to-100%
Level 3—The student demonstrates the specified knowledge and skills with considerable effectiveness. This represents the provincial standard for achievement. Parents of students achieving at level 3 can be confident that their children will be prepared for work in subsequent grades or courses. Letter Grade: B, Percentage Mark: 70-to-79%
Level 2—The student demonstrates the specified knowledge and skills with some effectiveness. Achievement approaches the provincial standard. Students performing at this level need to work on identified learning gaps to ensure future success. Letter Grade: C, Percentage Mark: 60-to-69%
Level 1—The student demonstrates the specified knowledge and skills with limited effectiveness. Achievement falls much below the provincial standard. Students must work at significantly improving learning in specific areas if they are to be successful in the next grade/course. Letter Grade: D, Percentage Mark: 50-to-59%