Next year, I am going to be hired by my school to administrate and orchestrate the report writing process. This is all done using a professional report writing system - to the extent that "professional" is another way of saying "very expensive". This system all runs off one big database file, and anyone remotely familiar with my websites will know that I'm quite comfortable in the presence of databases. Looking over the printed and sent reports from this semester (July-December 2008), there were two common mistakes made by teachers. These were not picked up during the multi-stage human editing process and a lot of them were reported by parents. Common, small errors like this result in a substantial waste of paper, as there are a lot of reports to be reprinted once mistakes have been spotted, and a loss of professionalism in the eyes of the parents. These common errors are: Teachers copy-paste comments between reports without properly using the comment bank, so students' names are wrong. The same copy-paste trend leaves a lot of male pronouns (he, his) on female reports, and female pronouns (she, her) on male reports. Template errors in the reporting system leaves comments and marks replaced with the message '[AUTOTEXT NOT DEFINED]' What I have come up with is a process, involving several scripts that I am writing, for automatically scanning through the report database and producing lists of the mistakes it finds. This is not going to replace any of the human-editing stages, but it will significantly reduce the number of errors that do slip through the nets. Which leads me to my question - what common teacher mistakes do you find occur every year in your reports?