Growing Success

This document supersedes the sections outlining assessment, evaluation, and reporting policy
in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12: Program Planning and Assessment, 2000 and in
curriculum policy documents for Grades 1 to 8, Grades 9 and 10, and Grades 11 and 12 published
before the release of this document, with the following exception: The achievement charts in all
current curriculum policy documents remain in effect. This document also supersedes the following
documents and memorandum:

• Guide to the Provincial Report Card, Grades 1–8, 1998 (as updated on the ministry website
on September 5, 2000)

• Guide to the Provincial Report Card, Grades 9–12, 1999

• Deputy Minister’s Memorandum dated September 5, 2000: “Changes in Reporting the Strands
of Mathematics on the Elementary Report Card”

• Directors’ Memorandum, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch and French Language
Education Policy and Program Branch, dated May 24, 2006: “Revision to Provincial Report Card,
Grades 9–12: The Expansion of Eligible Courses Recognized as Compulsory for the OSSD”

• Acting Director’s Memorandum, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, dated June 22, 2006:
“Release of Revised Grades 1–8, Language, 2006, Curriculum Policy Document”

Beginning in September 2010, assessment, evaluation, and reporting in Ontario schools will be
based on the policies and practices described in this document.

The present edition of this document includes all relevant and final information

pertaining to Grades 1 to 12. A forthcoming edition, planned for release in 2011,

will complete the document, including information pertaining to the curriculum

for the new full-day Kindergarten program (planned for release in 2011).

The Ontario government is committed to enabling all students to reach their potential, and to succeed.
Our challenge is that every student is unique and each must have opportunities to achieve success
according to his or her own interests, abilities, and goals. We have defined high expectations and
standards for graduation, while introducing a range of options that allow students to learn in ways
that suit them best and enable them to earn their diplomas. We are proud that our students regularly
place among the world’s best on international standardized tests.