50 Quick Report Card Comments – For Any Grade

Having trouble coming up with something to say and getting weary of writing the same things on report cards?

Check out this list of 50 quick report card comments to help you get the job done. Thank us later!

50 quick report card comments

There are things during the school year that teachers often view as highlights, such as assemblies, group activities, plays, performances and graduations. Report card time, however, has a different effect. It’s time-consuming, exhaustive and feels restrictive in the way we communicate about students and relay their progress.

But what if it didn’t have to be that way?

Student report cards allow teachers to assess and evaluate student progress and establish channels of communication with parents and guardians, strengthening the connection between home and school. We want to explore the idea that report card time could be viewed as informative and positive to know how to move ahead in the learning process.

Stop scrambling for the right words when it comes to writing report card comments. Use our comprehensive list of 50 thoughtful and quick report comments to save you time and energy while maintaining efficacy and positivity.

Report card time never sounded so good.

50 Quick Report Card Comments

  1. Takes initiative with problem-solving
  2. Excels in reading comprehension
  3. Exemplifies the qualities of a hard worker
  4. Exercises math facts with dedication
  5. Diligently hands in homework assignments
  6. Produces work in a timely and efficient manner
  7. Exhibits a positive attitude toward learning
  8. Approaches new challenges with enthusiasm
  9. Presents as a role model for others
  10. Demonstrates great improvement in the following areas:
  11. Abides by the classroom rules
  12. Actively participates in classroom activities
  13. Works toward mastery of sight words
  14. Needs improvement to reach full potential in the following areas:
  15. Demonstrates maturity and social skills beyond grade level
  16. Active participant in class discussions
  17. Puts best effort forward no matter the subject area
  18. Applies new skills without fear or hesitation
  19. Adapts easily during times of transition
  20. Exhibits developed coping skills during hard times
  21. Mentors others in small group settings
  22. Demonstrates a sense of humor and is gentle with themselves and others
  23. Shows elevated work habits
  24. Acknowledges and abides by class time expectations
  25. Takes schoolwork seriously
  26. Requires some extra attention in the following areas:
  27. Shows kindness and empathy to peers
  28. Indicates a lack of desire for progression
  29. Has difficulty with outside distractions
  30. Voices positive comments concerning other students work and participation
  31. Produces good work under a variety of circumstances
  32. Engages in lively discussions
  33. Asks relevant and pertinent questions
  34. Struggles to remain engaged in these circumstances/subject areas:
  35. Gracefully receives feedback and instruction
  36. Advocates for their own rights and needs
  37. Organizes thoughts and materials in a mature and responsible manner
  38. Respects and is considerate of authority, boundaries and feelings of teachers and peers
  39. Offers to help when a need is identified
  40. Engages in creative and critical thinking
  41. Asks for clarification when unsure
  42. Models respectful behavior
  43. Compliments others on their efforts and work
  44. Requires redirection often
  45. Needs scaffolded instruction for maximum retention
  46. Takes responsibility for actions
  47. Demonstrates appropriate impulse control
  48. Exceeds social/academic expectations
  49. Needs assistance in approaching benchmarks
  50. Makes connections and friendships easily

There is so much more to our students than a simple academic update- but it’s hard to find the time to articulate each student’s holistic progress. We hope this list will enable you to communicate more effectively with parents and guardians and open up your time.

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