Such suggestions constitute sound habits and general study advice, and may indeed be helpful for students at all stages in their learning.
In a number of secondary reports, improvement-focused comments were the only comment provided by the teacher. Such comments — whilst evaluative — are not all entirely relative: some describe, in shorthand, levels of proficiency that have plausible objective identifiers.
And while no one at your school knows your students better than you do, writing valuable report card comments for each of them can be a huge challenge.
A student report is completed! This will help parents be prepared, and will also ensure that any important questions they may have are addressed before the final report cards are delivered. If you like Report Comment Bank you might also like.
Prodigy is a free, curriculum-aligned math game used by more than a million teachers in 90, schools around the world. In an earlier article on the recent history of school reports in Australiawe briefly touched on some of the parent discontent about the quality of information communicated in reports, including teacher comments.
Sometimes you need to sound firm so that parents know you need their help and that you will not allow their child to continue inappropriate behavior. Our observations and analyses suggest that effective comments are the result of considered choices by teachers and schools.
Let's go! Which comments are most effective?