Teachers, there are few things more stressful and time-consuming that writing report cards. As I approach March Break, I am still burned out from the February report card process, because once you finish writing and editing them, you then need to plan all of term 2 in a hurry.
I am excited to learn about a new tool called Student Evaluator. As a new teacher, I find I’m teaching new subjects every year, which means new learning goals and new report card comments. And since both principals and parents but a lot of value on your report card comments, it’s nice to have a tool that helps to make sure yours are up to snuff.
The Student Evaluator uses six different dimensions to evaluate each student’s learning skills. Each section poses three questions, and once the teacher enters his or her responses, Student Evaluator will create a unique paragraph of text outlining the student’s progress over the term.
Like TWEA or “Trillium,” the evaluation is gender specific. Student Evaluator inserts the student’s name, and offers the option to add a personal note to the beginning or the end of the report. If you would like to see a sample of the report, please click here: Sample Report
How much, you say? Well, the annual subscription is only $24.99. When you think about how much you spend in your classroom on little things that make your students’ lives easier, it’s not a lot to spend to make your own life a little simpler. If you aren’t happy with it, or you find a generous, experienced teacher partner who shares all of their comments, you may request a refund at any time.
Give it a try for June report cards and post your comments below. I’d love to hear how you liked it!