Mastering Report Card Comments: Tips for Writing Effective Math Report Card Comments

Posted by | February 21, 2024

Writing report card comments is an opportunity for teachers, educators, students, and parents to be informed about a student’s academic learning curve. Math report card comments can often be overlooked as the focus is placed on tests, assignments, and classroom behaviour. Understanding Common Student Struggles  Many students struggle with different subjects, primarily math. In a recent study released in December 2023, it revealed that the overall math scores of Canadian students fell 15 points between 2018 and 2022. This means that one in every five students is performing at the lowest math level.  How does this translate for math report card…

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How Report Card Comments Can Improve Student Motivation and Engagement

Posted by | January 03, 2024

Report card comments can be a very powerful tool in strengthening a student’s engagement in the classroom. Using words of encouragement to motivate them to achieve their best can have a positive impact on their education.  Understanding the Role of Report Card Comments To understand the importance of report card comments, it’s important to acknowledge the role these comments have on a student’s progress and subsequent education path. Report cards provide a summary of a student’s learning…

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Best Practices and Techniques for Teachers to Write Report Card Comments

Posted by | November 24, 2023

Writing report card comments is a hit-or-miss opportunity to educate and connect with students, their parents, and other educators. There are various practices and techniques for teachers to use to produce effective comment sections to support the continuing education of each student.  Fundamental Principles of Assessment and Evaluation for Teachers The Province of Ontario regulates fundamental principles of assessment and evaluation for teachers that are to be used for writing report card comments. These pre-determined provincial standards…

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Why Encouragement Is Important on Your Students’ Report Cards

Posted by | October 30, 2023

A student’s report card provides more than just a glance into their academic and behavioural achievements, strengths, and weaknesses over a time period. Creating encouraging remarks within the report card’s comments section can lay a path of support and motivation for years to come. With the right encouragement and motivation, it can help a student be more effective in class, more creative, more positive, and increase their cognitive processing across all subjects. Adds Motivation and Confidence Boost…

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Why Teachers Should Mention Areas of Improvement in Their Report Card Remarks

Posted by | September 27, 2023

Report cards involve more than just a student’s grades. Each comment section should have positive feedback on the successes of the students while shining a light on the areas that need improvement. Why Teachers Should Highlight Areas of Growth for Students’ Report Card Comments Highlighting areas of growth with report card comments provide the teacher, student, and home support system with a baseline of the student’s academic curve. Feedback offers details of the student’s strengths and achievements…

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