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Report Card Comments for School
The following Report Card Comments are used by educator David Spencer each semester when completing report cards. You may see a list of teacher created comments here.


Student Work Habit Qualifiers

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Source:Comment Framework for Progress Reports and Report Cards Developed by: London Region MISA PNC


Criteria: personalized, clear, precise, meaningful, understandable by students and parents.

The Growing Success document asks for a 3 part comment:
1. Describe what the student learned.
2. Describe a strength of the student.
3. Identify next steps for improvement – including a home focus and a school focus.

Format: Focus on progress (most consistent, most recent).

Tips:
Although similar comments for students in your class are acceptable, strive to individualize the comments for each student.
Select “Teacher Interview Request” if you would like to meet with parents or guardians on Parent Night.


“$ is assigned an “I” indicating that he/she has not yet completed key learning activities. Evidence to report student achievement is insufficient at this time. $ is encouraged to make arrangements to complete missing course work as soon as possible.”

Attendance and Promptness Comments

538 - $ will benefit from more regular attendance.

Attitude Comments

75 - $ will benefit from a more positive approach to learning.

549 - $ is encouraged to demonstrate positive leadership skills in group situations.

Communication Skills Comments

13 - $ demonstrates extensive command of the various forms of communication.

22 - $ communicates information and ideas with clarity and precision.

78 - $ is encouraged to share # ideas.

83 - When working in a group, $ is encouraged to demonstrate # leadership skills.

419 - $ follows arguments of considerable complexity, judges their validity and makes assertions.

424 - $ communicates with clarity and justification of reasoning.

448 - $ communicates information and ideas with clarity.

Coursework

57 - $ needs to complete class work consistently.


Connections

8 - $ shows considerable understanding of connections in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts.

9 - $ demonstrates understanding of connections in familiar contexts.


Creativity

127 - $ applies the creative process effectively.

Culminating Unit Comments

Direction

60 - $ is encouraged to be more self-directed.

Effort and Initiative Comments

Enrolled Date Comments

Evaluation Comments

Extra Help Comments

85 - $ is encouraged to plan and accomplish tasks independently, seeking teacher assistance when appropriate.

Geography Comments

Goal Setting

555 - $ is encouraged to set personal goals and deadlines.

Group Work Skills Comments

History Comments

Knowledge Skills Comments

90 - $ demonstrates knowledge of facts and terms.

Law Comments

43 - $ demonstrates understanding of concepts, principles, laws, and theories.




Leadership Skills Comments

Level 4 Comments

Listening Skills Comments

63 - $ is encouraged to pay closer attention and to follow directions.

Midterm Mark

556 - This interim mark is based on  ? of 10 units of work.


Scenario 1: Student has never attended and is under 18 years of age. No “official” mark on the report card

Comment #561: $ has not attended this semester. @@ is advised to contact the guidance counsellor.


Scenario 2: Student is a late enrolment (registration after Oct 15th). No “official” mark on the report card

Comment # 562: $ has recently joined this course; therefore, an accurate assessment is not available. @@ is encouraged to attend weekly tutorial sessions to ensure completion of the course by the end of the semester. Please contact the course teacher for tutorial dates.


Scenario 3: Student has come to class a few times, but has not handed in any work. No “official” mark on the report card

Comment # 563: $ has attended few classes this semester and has not submitted coursework. @@ is encouraged to attend class on a regular basis, attend tutorial and hand in work for evaluation. Please contact the course teacher for tutorial dates.


Scenario 4: Student has come to class a few times and has handed in some work OR student is attending class regularly and has handed in some work. No “official” mark on the report card

Comment #564: $ has achieved a grade of XX%, which is based on the completion of X out of 10 units of course work. Greater effort to complete all necessary assignments in this course is required to be successful. $ is encouraged to attend class regularly, hand in work on a regular basis and is advised to attend weekly tutorial sessions. Please contact the course teacher for tutorial dates.

Scenario 5: Student is attending class but has not handed in any work. No “official” mark on the report card

Comment #565: $ has attended class on a regular basis; however, no work has been submitted. In order to ensure completion of this course by the end of the semester, work must be completed on a regular basis. @@ is advised to attend weekly tutorial sessions to ensure completion of the course by the end of the semester. Please contact the course teacher for tutorial dates.


Scenario 6: Student is attending class and handing in work but is receiving a failing grade. “Official” mark on the report card

Comment #566: $ attends class on a regular basis and hands in work in a timely fashion. @@ is encouraged to contact the course teacher for assistance in ensuring successful completion of this course. Please contact the course teacher. OR make your own using the three categories (Strength, Area of Improvement, Next Steps).


Scenario 7: Student is attending class and handing in work with a passing grade. “Official” mark on the report card

Comment: Make your own using the three categories (Strength, Area of Improvement, Next Steps).


Possible Next Steps:


Comment #567: $ is encouraged to maintain the demonstrated effort throughout the rest of the semester to ensure successful completion of the course.

Music Comments

124 - $ uses equipment, materials, and technology safely and correctly.

250 - $ uses oral communication and media conventions and techniques effectively and creatively.

521 - $ must bring required materials to class.

Next Steps Comments

46 - $ will benefit from demonstrating interest and curiosity in opportunities for new learning.

48- $ will benefit from recognizing what needs to be done and taking appropriate steps.

49 - $ will benefit from trying new techniques and approaches to learning.

51 - $ will benefit from reviewing work and studying for tests.

52 - $ will benefit from making up missed work.

53 - $ will benefit from working with care or attention to detail.

54 - $'s quality of work will improve with more thought and revision.

56 - $ must complete homework regularly.

57 - $ needs to complete class work consistently.

60 - $ is encouraged to be more self-directed.

61 - $ is encouraged to try new techniques or approaches to learning.

64 - $ needs to review classwork regularly and to make up missed work.

Notebook

72 - $ needs to organize # notebook.

525 - $ will benefit from improved organization of # notebook.

Participation Comments

393 - $ is an active participant in classroom activities.

560 - $ will benefit from more active participation in class activities.

Problem Solving

50 - $ will benefit from demonstrating initiative to solve problems.

87 - $ is encouraged to use a wider variety of strategies for problem-solving.

88 - $ is encouraged to remain on task when difficulties are encountered.

422 - $ applies the steps of an inquiry/problem-solving process effectively.

533 - $ is encouraged to use a variety of strategies for problem-solving.

Reading Skills Comments

Technology Use Comments

10 - $ uses appropriate technology with a high degree of effectiveness.

Textbook Comments

Thinking Skills Comments

5-$ analyses social and economic issues with considerable effectiveness.

34 - $ demonstrates thorough and insightful understanding of relationships between concepts.

37 - $ routinely transfers complex concepts to new contexts.

38 - $ can transfer concepts to new contexts.

93 - $ demonstrates understanding of concepts, elements, principles, and theories.

101 - $ uses critical analysis with clarity and effectiveness.

102 - $ uses creative thinking skills effectively.

180 - $ uses critical thinking skills effectively.

232 - $ uses critical and creative thinking skills effectively.

206 - $ is able to make logical conclusions or generalizations.

224 - $ demonstrates an understanding of relationships among facts, ideas, concepts, and themes.

Time Management Skills Comments

48 - $ will benefit from recognizing what needs to be done and taking appropriate steps.

55 - $ must submit work on time.

66 - $ is encouraged to take time to reflect on and revise # work as necessary.

71 - $ needs to use a planning process for tasks in which @ outlines and follows all steps.

73 - $ needs to take initiative to use # planner in every class.

209 - $ makes predictions and plans courses of action effectively.

Units Completed

556 - This interim mark is based on of 10 units of work.


Writing Skills Comments

6 - $ has demonstrated competence in the writing process.


Full Comments

Codes for generic comments.

  • $ Student Name
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Attendance/ Prompnesss/Leaving Early

176 $ demonstrates some interest in the course themes. Regular attendance for each class and handing in assignments weekly would provide $ with beneficial learning opportunities. @@ is encouraged to demonstrate positive leadership skills in group situations. $ will benefit from demonstrating a more positive approach to learning.

  • Late

177 $ demonstrates some interest in the course themes. @@ will benefit from class instruction and assignment completion when @ stays for an entire class, rather than trying to leave early. $ needs to come in during tutorial times to finish some course units and # culminating unit.

Attitude Poor

178 $ demonstrates some understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes explored in this course. @@ demonstrates weak communication skills in writing and oral speaking. $ will benefit from trying new techniques and approaches to learning. @@ will benefit from recognizing what needs to be done and taking appropriate steps.

Communication

179 $ demonstrates some understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes explored in this course. @@ demonstrates strong communication skills in writing and oral speaking. $ needs to focus on finishing # culminating unit.

Coursework Completion

180 $ demonstrates some understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes explored in this course. @@ needs to work on # culminating unit and make up missed course work. $ also needs to finish some incomplete assignments.

Canadian Law

181 $ understands many legal concepts and principles taught in this Canadian Law course. @@ has also developed an appreciation for the contributions made to society by our lawyers, judges and police officers. @@ has shown a sincere interest in exploring legal career possibilities and learning job seeking skills. $ needs to finish some course units and @@ culminating unit.

Health

182 $ understands many concepts and principles taught in this health course. @@ has shown a sincere interest in exploring health industry related career possibilities and learning new job seeking skills. $ needs to finish some course units.

Travel and Tourism

183 $ has shown a keen interest in the issues studied in this geography course. @@ demonstrates some understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes explored in this course. $ needs to finish some course units and finsih # culminating unit.

Listening

184 During instruction times when the teacher is speaking and # peers are sharing or asking questions, $ is encouraged to stop talking, listen, respect the views of others and to follow directions.


Native Studies

187 $ is an active participant in our class discussions and activities with Aboriginal elders. @@ demonstrates strong communication skills in writing, photography and public speaking. @@ shares a sincere interest and desire to understand Aboriginal issues around the world. $ needs to finish # culminating unit.

Environmental Science

188 $ strives to do # best on all assignments and journal entries. @@ demonstrates an understanding of environmental science concepts and current environmental issues. $ needs to finish # culminating unit.

Participation- Poor

185 $ has shown some interest in the issues studied in this course. @@ will benefit from more active participation in class activities. $'s quality of work will improve with more thought and revision.

Participation-Active

186 $ is an active participant in our class discussions and activities. @@ demonstrates strong communication skills in writing and public speaking. @@ is encouraged to maintain the demonstrated effort throughout the rest of the semester to ensure successful completion of the course.