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3 Time-Saving Tips for Year-End Report Cards



Report cards can take days to write. Here are three fantastic tips that will not only save you time but also make your report cards shine. Get ready to save time on your year-end assessments with these game-changing strategies:


1. Plan and Prioritize:

Before diving into report card writing, take some time to plan and prioritize your tasks. Create a schedule or timeline to allocate specific periods for each subject or class. By organizing your time effectively, you can ensure that you focus on one task at a time and avoid feeling overwhelmed.


We've made a FREE simple Report Card Progress Checklist template that you can use to keep yourself organized! Click here to make a copy for yourself or click the image below.



2. Utilize Templates and Tools

Take advantage of report card templates and digital tools to streamline the process.


We have created report card comment templates that will make completing your report cards so easy! Comments are compatible with Google Docs™ and are fully editable for your convenience. All comments are provided in a rubric format (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4) so you can easily identify what comment is appropriate for your student. Comments are anecdotal and include Concrete Examples and Next Steps.




3. Ignite Student Empowerment through Self-Assessment

Incorporate student self-assessment into the report card writing process. Provide students with self-reflection forms or questionnaires that prompt them to evaluate their progress, strengths, and areas for improvement. This allows students to take ownership of their learning and provide valuable insights about their own achievements.


By including student self-assessment in your report cards, you can save time on writing lengthy comments while also promoting student reflection and goal-setting. Simply summarize and highlight key points from their self-assessments in your comments, making the process more efficient without compromising meaningful feedback.


On our TPT page, we have a bundle that includes self-evaluation tools for students (distance and in-person learners).



Embrace planning, templates, and student empowerment, and watch your report cards become a breeze to write. Get ready to reclaim your time and create report cards that truly shine!

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