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Some helpful words for writing report cards.

It’s easy to get stuck looking for the right word when writing report comments on report cards.

Use this list of words for understanding, progress, effort and attitude for inspiration.

These words are suggestions only and will need to be used in accordance with your school’s report card policy.

For more helpful tips on writing report card comments read our blog 10 Tips for Writing Report Card Comments.

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  • It is a great resource but I would be very careful with some words, if you decide to use them, in your reports. “Disillusioned” and “mediocre”can cause a lot of problems. No one has the right to call any student disillusioned and mediocre. These are strong words, diminishing words.
    Just a suggestion.

    Comment by Rossana Kay on May 11, 2015 at 8:04 am


    • Very true Rossana. Individuals need to think very carefully about the way they use of some terms. We believe that all of the terms can be worded in a way that provides honest feedback in a positive manner.

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  • This resource has been updated and now includes four columns of helpful words: Level of Understanding, Level of Progress, Effort and Attitude/Behaviour.

    Change by Victoria (Teach Starter) Wednesday May 31, 2017

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