Understanding my child’s report card in Québec

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Since the 2011-2012 school year, all schools in Québec have been using a standardized report card implemented by the Ministère. This report card ensures parents receive clear and consistent information about their child’s progress.

Whether your child is in elementary or secondary school, you will receive a report card at the end of each term. This will allow you to monitor your child’s learning throughout the school year.


It is important that you understand certain details about this report card. To start, the report card communicates the detailed results for each subject in the Québec Education Program (French, Mathematics, Social Sciences, etc.). When necessary, those subjects are subdivided into subject-specific competencies (reading, writing, oral expression). Here is an example of the results for French.

Important dates: End of Term 1: November, End of Term 2: March, End of Term 3: June

Understanding my child's report card

Note that each term during a school year is weighted according to a predetermined percentage. Accordingly, Term 3 counts for the largest percentage of the final mark. Moreover, each competency is evaluated independently based on predetermined weighting criteria, which then allows for calculation of the subject mark.


  • In Elementary 4 and 6 and in Secondary II, the results obtained on the ministerial examinations count for 20% of the final mark.
  • The weighting of the competencies may vary depending on the child’s grade level.


What to do if my child is failing?
Parent-teacher conference preparation.

      Schedule a meeting with the teacher.

      Review the concepts with your child.

      Get help from a professional
(special educator, psychoeducator,
speech-language pathologist).

      Introduce new measures in the intervention plan.


     Read over the report card the day before the meeting.

      Identify points to discuss.

      Show up with specific questions.
Intervention plan measures :

Flexibility and adaptation  No impact on the report card.
These measures can help the child overcome difficulties
(technological tools, sensory aids, etc.).

Modification: A comment is entered on the
report card since the requirements do not
correspond to the child’s grade level.

We focus on solutions that will help the child make progress.

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