Real-Time Reporting (RTR)

Real-Time Reporting (RTR)

Access our Parent Guide to Real-Time Reporting

What is Real-Time Reporting?

In business, real-time reporting (RTR) is a practice where up-to-the-minute data is gathered and relayed to users as it happens, so decisions can be made to improve results.  Data is available at any time, rather than on periodically scheduled annual or bi-annual reports.  Some examples of real-time reporting include news updates, smart phone notifications, live traffic reports, weather reports, stock market tickers, and cell phone usage reports.

Why is RVS moving to Real-Time Reporting?

In education, real-time reporting is not that different than in the business world.  Data/feedback is relayed to users (teacher, parent, student) so decisions can be made to improve student learning. It allows the users to adjust course and to ultimately improve learning.

Parents and students can access assessment information through the PowerSchool Public Portal.

Real-Time Reporting:

  • gives parents and students timely information, rather than information a few times per year (report card).
  • demonstrates evidence of student learning through both PowerSchool’s Public Portal and myBlueprint, a student-driven online portfolio.
  • informs teacher practice to improve instruction strategies, student learning, and student understanding of the curricular outcomes.
  • gives students the length of the course to learn the curricular outcomes which supports the long-range development of a learner.
  • has one summary report card that is published at the end of the semester (high school) or in June (K-8/9), as opposed to every 90 school days like a traditional report card.

In Rocky View, all 38 K-8/9 schools and an additional five high schools are participating in outcomes-based assessment through Real-Time Reporting in the 2020/21 school year. Participating high schools are doing a staggered approach, and introducing RTR one grade level at a time.  For example, they may begin with grade nine, and then roll it up to grade ten the following year.

What does Real-Time Reporting look like?

As learning is happening, teachers will be assessing a student’s level of understanding of curricular learning outcomes and entering the information in PowerSchool’s Public Portal. You no longer have to wait 90 school days (traditional semester length) for a report card to find out how your child is doing in the various subject areas.  The information is available anytime.

What does online reporting look like for schools using Real-Time Reporting?

Click on this Video: Real-Time Reporting to see how you can view your student(s) learning progress in PowerSchool's Public Portal at any time throughout the year.

You can also refer to these documents:

Where did report cards go?

Schools prototyping RTR have eliminated the practice of issuing physical report cards three times a year. Instead, a real-time assessment summary will be accessible to parents and students all-year round via the PowerSchool Public Portal. Parents can access a digital version of this summary by logging into PowerSchool and clicking on the “Standards Grades” tab. Printed report cards will be issued once a year, at the end of June. Click on the video below to see how to view the report card online.

Sample Online Report Cards

File Online K - Gr. 4 Report Card — by admin — last modified May 08, 2020 09:57 AM
File Online Gr. 5 - 6 School Report Card — by admin — last modified May 08, 2020 09:56 AM
File Online Gr. 7 - 9 Report Card — by admin — last modified May 08, 2020 09:58 AM
File Online Gr. 10 - 12 Report Card — by admin — last modified May 08, 2020 10:01 AM
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What is myBlueprint?

myBlueprint online portfolios engage students in the process of learning and self-discovery. Students can use their portfolios to set goals, reflect on their abilities, interests and passions and document what they discover about themselves using pictures, videos, audio and/or journals. A stream of posts allows family members to view the student’s classroom activity and comment on their progress.

How can parents support their child?

Parents can gain deep insights into their child’s learning by regularly reviewing both the myBlueprint portfolio and the real-time assessment summary in PowerSchool. Parents also are encouraged to support the concept of risk-taking and mistake making at home by asking questions like:

  • What mistakes did you make today?
  • How did you grow from them?
  • What learning targets are you currently struggling with and what support do you need to be successful?
  • What would you do differently if you were to complete that project again?
  • Where are you now and how will you improve?

Accessing PowerSchool’s Public Portal

Parents with an existing PowerSchool account can access the Public Portal using the same login credentials at
https://ps.rockyview.ab.ca/public. Schools also will be sending out letters in September with instructions on how to create an account and view assessment information.

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