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Helpful Words for Report Cards

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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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Iam a primary school teacher in Papua New Guinea…I find this information very handy.

Mr.Tonny Jihama · Aug 10th, 2015

Thanks for your kind feedback Tonny. I’m glad the information is useful to you!

Jill (Teach Starter) · Aug 12th, 2015

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.

Rossana Kay · May 11th, 2015

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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LouAnn Fitzgerald · Dec 1st, 2014

Thank you so much for your kind feedback LouAnn.

· Dec 1st, 2014

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Andrea Caldana · May 24th, 2014

Thank you for your kind words Andrea!

· Nov 25th, 2014

Thanks Paula!

· Nov 16th, 2013

Looks like a great place to find support for the classroom

Paula Armstrong · Nov 14th, 2013

Resource Updates

  • 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) May 31st, 2017

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