About Marks Below 50 Percent

The procedure describes responses to report card marks that are below 50% for all students in Grades 7 to 12.

Students who have provided insufficient evidence of learning or who are achieving below 50% will be assigned a provincial report card mark:

  • ranging from 35% to 45% or a zero for Grade 11 and 12 courses. A zero may be assigned only when the student has demonstrated no evidence of learning (i.e., critical evidence is not provided through submitted work, attempted tests, participation in class discussions/activities)
  • of “I” (i.e., insufficient evidence) or, in exceptional circumstances and with principal consultation, 45% (i.e., achievement below level 1) for Grade 9 and 10 courses
  • of “I” (i.e., insufficient evidence) or “R” (i.e., achievement below level 1) for Grade 7 and 8 courses