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Reports!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by nelmar, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. During recent staff meetings the subject of the 'dreaded reports' has arisen! I have been volunteered to do a bit of research!

    I have uploaded a blank version of our reports to parents for ks1/ks2 to the resources bank:

    http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6004986&preview=1



    We have used software such as Report assist, and Report King. These dont seem to reduce the tens of hours that it takes to write them!

    We have always regarded the Teachers comment as the most important element of the report. This includes details of the childs behaviour, attitude to learning, social skills etc

    The question is this...

    How many of you (if any) do reports a bit differently? Do you all report to parents on all of the foundation subjects?

    Any experiences of trying to implement reports that challenge the usual format would be appreciated. We are not looking for a template to adopt. It would simply be useful to have some 'case studies' to examine for our next staff meeting.

    Thanks

    Marcus
     
  2. During recent staff meetings the subject of the 'dreaded reports' has arisen! I have been volunteered to do a bit of research!

    I have uploaded a blank version of our reports to parents for ks1/ks2 to the resources bank:

    https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6004986&preview=1



    We have used software such as Report assist, and Report King. These dont seem to reduce the tens of hours that it takes to write them!

    We have always regarded the Teachers comment as the most important element of the report. This includes details of the childs behaviour, attitude to learning, social skills etc

    The question is this...

    How many of you (if any) do reports a bit differently? Do you all report to parents on all of the foundation subjects?

    Any experiences of trying to implement reports that challenge the usual format would be appreciated. We are not looking for a template to adopt. It would simply be useful to have some 'case studies' to examine for our next staff meeting.

    Thanks

    Marcus
     
  3. We have a generic blurb for every subject to say what has been taught/covered over the year e.g.



    Attainment: Very Good/Good/Satisfactory/Requires Support

    Effort: Very Good/Good/Satisfactory/Requires Attention
    </h1>
    Then we write individually in detail about eng, maths, sci, comment briefly about ict and then because (as I understand the law/regulations) you have to report on all foundation subjects just underline as relevant phrase and if the child is in the top or bottom grade make a comment to support this. Otherwise no comment needed.

    General comment/homework comment and hopefully no more than 2 sides of A4




     
  4. Well the system didn't like that very much but if you click on it it should be readable-no idea why its green! Good luck
     
  5. Thanks for that...strange the green writing thing!


     
  6. It may be that the two programs you have tried are not that easy to use?
    You could try our program: Elementary Reports
    We are open to new suggestions for the program, updates are done as and when needed (not making you wait for an expensive yearly update) - our updates and support are FREE!
    Click here for more info: http://PrimaryReports.com
     
  7. This free online report writing program has an Ooops! Dectective! that stops cut&paste errors:
    www.schoolreportwriter.com
    Manages your statement bank and auto replaces names, she/he, his/hers etc
    plus has a feature where you can make drop-down lists for
    achievement levels, project titles etc and include them in your comment bank. You end up doing less editing and hence make fewer mistakes. It's free to sign-up, easy to use and handy for homework and other assessments too.
     
  8. ElementaryReports has been renamed to 'ReportComplete', there is also a spin off version called ReportPlus that is especially for ex-ReportAssist users. It has the same views as ReportAssist but is like a completely new re-write fixing all the old problems you may have had with ReportAssist.



    Most of the same support staff who worked at ReportAssist now work at ReportPlus!



    btw: Both programs have pro-noun tracking, so no need for an 'ooops! detective!'... ;p
     

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