Reporting categories are a summary of the learning outcomes based on the Alberta Program of Study.
The Primary purpose of having reporting categories and descriptors is to provide parents with a brief, clear explanation of the content and skills their children will be experiencing in each subject at each grade level.
These summaries provide a quick look at the overall learning achieved.
Each reporting category will be reported on at some point throughout the year.
The reporting categories are the same for grades five to eight, with a few exceptions depending on the concepts within various subjects.