Research has proven time and time again that the more constructive feedback a person receives, the more they improve. This only makes sense. How can you get better if you do not know what you are doing wrong? Most K-12 schools do a good job of getting students feedback regularly with the help of report cards and progress reports. Most school run on a quarterly or trimester basis. This means that there are three to four formal review periods. We find that most schools will also issue progress reports to students between the formal assessment stage. This doubles the feedback for students, which is great. For teachers it is a little different. Assessment is one of the toughest jobs in teaching because not only do you want to be accurate in your assessment, but you want to strive to constructive and give the kids and their families something to work with. It can be difficult to be constructive when you are saying the same thing over and over. Especially when you are using the standard computer-generated report card comments.
This is where these report card comments that you will see below come in super handy. Most progress report are handwritten or computer generated with an other section this is where we give you tons of ideas that are based on the skill you are evaluating or the content topic. We have comments set by grade level and content area. Below you will see a description of each report card comment and an example comment of each form. Each of the following sets of pages should cover most subject modules-as well as general fields of assessment-from Kindergarten through High School. Print them out and use them to rapidly identify areas (academic, behavioral, etc.) that may need improvement, suggest learning strategies, encourage parents to participate in helping their child with the subject matter, complement good students, suggest advancement, and more! Each set contains up to three pages. If your curriculum deviates significantly from the subject matter covered in these pages, use them as a guide for making up your own comment pages.