03/21/2014 12:12 EDT | Updated 05/21/2014 05:59 EDT

Nova Scotia government committee seeks input on how to improve report cards

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is asking for input from the public about how report cards can be improved.

The Education Department has launched an online survey, with responses being accepted until April 11.

A committee that includes students, parents, teachers and school board staff will review the surveys and deliver a report to the department on April 30.

Last year, then-education minister Ramona Jennex said she heard from parents who said they weren't satisfied with the language used in report cards.

At the end of the last school year, some parents complained that the report cards contained too much jargon and didn't shed light on how students were faring.