Elaborated Scale: Grades 4 to 6 Healthy Relationships

This elaborated scale can be used to evaluate student development in this aspect anytime during the year.  Note that evaluation of student progress may require observation of actual student behaviour as written activities or other products may not always offer appropriate evidence. The rating scale may require adaptation when used for different grades, purposes and tasks.

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The student is able to interact with others in positive ways and shows willingness to help others do the same. The student is able to identify conflict, bullying, discrimination and stereotyping and is able to solve related problems with empathy.

The student will:

  • advocate for self and others to be respectful individuals in the school community
  • assess and communicate the importance of healthy relationships for self and others
  • advocate for self and others to build and maintain healthy relationships
  • analyze and communicate the effects of bullying behaviour
  • advocate for self and others to respond appropriately to bullying behaviours, discrimination, and stereotyping
  • advocate for safely of self and others to protect themselves from potential abusive or exploitation
  • communicate how seek help when self or someone else is abused or exploited
  • analyse peer influence on attitudes and behaviour for self and others to make positive choices
  • advocate for effective strategies to promote a positive school environment with respect for diversity

The student is able to interact with others in positive ways and identify positive aspects of relationships. The student recognizes bullying, discrimination, stereotyping and behaviours of concern and can begin to form solutions to conflicts.

The student will:

  • tell why it’s important to respect the roles, rights and responsibilities of all individuals in the school community
  • practice and apply respectful behaviours to all individuals at school
  • communicate the importance of interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships
  • apply interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships
  • describe and apply strategies for responding to bullying  behaviour, discrimination and stereotyping
  • describe and apply strategies for responding to negative group dynamics (e.g. speak on behalf of another, report to a trusted adult)
  • demonstrate an understanding of the effects of bullying on others
  • recognize common lures (e.g. tricks, lies or threats)
  • describe and demonstrate safe behaviours and practices that protect self from abuse and exploitation
  • identify and describe behaviours that  contribute to building a positive school environment
  • assess and communicate peer influence on attitudes and behaviour, and make positive choices accordingly
  • acknowledge the importance of diversity in the school and community

The student sometimes is able to interact with others in positive ways, and may need support to solve problems or conflicts. The student has difficulty seeing problems from another point of view and needs guidance to create and maintain healthy relationships. The student is beginning to recognize bullying, discrimination and stereotyping

The student will:

  • demonstrate understanding and  respect for the roles, rights and responsibilities of all individuals in the school community
  • show some interpersonal skills to build positive relationships (e.g. empathy, honesty, compassion)
  • describe and begin to apply strategies for responding to negative group dynamics (e.g. speak on behalf of another, report to a trusted adult)
  • identify some common lures (e.g. tricks, lies or threats)  and describe examples of abusive or exploitive situations and some ways to avoid these situations
  • describe some influences that peers have on individual’s attitudes and behaviours
  • describe appropriate choices for own behaviour
  • recognize diversity with the school and community

The student needs considerable support to interact with others appropriately, including creating and maintaining relationships. The student requires assistance identifying negative behaviour and managing conflicts, as well as identifying bullying, discrimination and stereotyping

The student will:

  • demonstrate understanding and  respect for the roles, rights and responsibilities of all individuals in the school community
  • show some interpersonal skills to build positive relationships (e.g. empathy, honesty, compassion)
  • demonstrate strategies for responding to bullying behaviour, discrimination and stereotyping
  • identify some common lures (e.g. tricks, lies or threats)  and describe examples of abusive or exploitive situations and some ways to avoid these situations
  • recognize that peers can influence an individual’s attitudes and behaviour, and  make a positive choice in own behaviour
  • develop some knowledge of diversity