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Reporting Resources

Reporting is not just tied to assessment. It can be used for social and developmental concerns, or simply reporting what is happening within the school. It can be done in writing, face-to-face, online, through conferences, … . It may be system, school, teacher or parent initiated. It can be general or very specific.

Below is a collection of resources for reporting from different reporting styles to comment banks, parent/teacher conferences to electronic formats linked to assessment, newsletters, more. Unless otherwise stated they are free.

Remember many sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … .

General Sites

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Includes, conferences, student-led conferences, more.

Australian

Other

Report Card Comments

While there are a range of comments provided, teachers are reminded these should only be used as guides and other factors should be taken into consideration - the child, the setting, the subject, special factors, systemic restraints, etc..

In addition, we repeat what was always a mantra while we were actively engaged in education - don’t use meaningless comments, e.g. “Child X was a pleasure to teach this semester’. What does this mean ? They were excellent in their studies, they were really quiet and didn’t annoy me, they always smiled and did what they were told, … ”.

Comments should always be specific, directed at the topic involved, reflect the child’s achievement or lack thereof and be meaningful for all parties involved - teachers, parents, students.

Wherever possible it should be positive, with recommendations or suggestions for the future. It should always have evidence to back up any assertion which is being made and be capable of being effectively addressed in any interview situation.

Finally, remember, most of the comment banks listed are not Australian and therefore have an added cultural difference.

  • Comment Ideas for Report Cards
    Nearly 300 starters for end of year comments. Canada.
  • Religious Education Comments
    Examples used in Toronto Catholic School District. Canada.
  • Report Card Comments
    ‘There are over 800 free comments for Art, French, Geography, History, ICT, Maths, Science and Tech’. Select areas from the top menu.
  • Report Card Comments [TeAchnology]
    ‘General comments that apply to very objective criteria [as well as] behavioural comments that speak to effort, motivation, and consistency’. Grouped in school levels. USA.
  • Report Card Comments Teachers would love to Use
    Collection of humorous truths [?] about students, that you wouldn’t be game to use.
  • Report Card Comments and Advice
    ‘These suggested comments can be used as is, or adapted for any grade and subject’. Also advice. USA.
  • Report Card Comments Collection
    ‘Grade 6 Language, scanned From The Ontario Provincial Report Card’. Comments long and short. Canada.
  • Report Comments Bank
    ‘Welcome to a massive online school report comments bank. This report comments bank has been made to speed up producing school reports’.
    You need to be able to log in, but registration appears to be free. UK.
  • School Report Writer
    ‘1 000s of primary and secondary report card comments to download from teachers in Australia, New Zealand and beyond’. Grouped under curriculum/subject headings, with an additional 350 Primary level collections. Video guide available. International, including Australia.
  • Teacher Report Card Comments
    ‘Specialises in ready-to-use, printable, downloadable report card comments designed to save teachers’ time’. Note this is fee-based. USA.

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