Report Cards and Progress Reports can be generated for each student. This includes grades and comments from all the student's teachers, without requiring teachers to submit grades or do any extra steps, so report cards are always available with current grades throughout the year. (The Free version shows only your own grades, not other teachers'.)
Note: In this documentation a "Progress Report" is the same thing as a "Report Card", just with a different grading period and title. Report cards do not list assignments — that is a different report called Grade Reports which teachers can generate.
Print & Email — Admins can print or email report cards, for the whole student body or an entire grade level, from the tab in Admin Mode. Teachers can or complete report cards for their own students (unless your admin restricts this feature). To save paper, admins may email report cards to those who have email addresses, then print report cards only for those who don't.
Available Online — Students and parents can login anytime to see a report card of all current and past grades (unless admins take all report cards or teachers take their gradebooks ).
Traditional vs. Standards — You can generate traditional report cards, where each subject gets just one grade, or standards-based, where grades are shown for multiple objectives within a subject. See details
Citizenship, Effort, Exams — Report cards may include separate grades for Citizenship, Effort, Final Exams, etc. See details
Grading Periods — Admins define the grading columns available for report cards.
When generating report cards, you select which grades to show and hide — e.g., your 2nd six weeks progress report might show subtotal grades for the 1st and 2nd six weeks, with a cumulative total so far for 1st semester; while your report card at the end of the year might show just the semester grades.
Interim Progress Reports — No special setup is required to create interim progress reports. For example, to print grades halfway through 1st Quarter, just print a progress report for 1st Quarter on that date. This is a snapshot of the grade-to-date.
Weighted Cumulative Grades — Grading periods and exams, etc., may be weighted, e.g., to set each quarter as 40% and the final exam as 20% of the semester grade. See details
Overriding Grades — You may manually change grades on report cards. See details
+/- Signs on Grades — You can allow or remove plus/minus signs on grades, e.g., to allow "B+" on the six-week progress reports, but round it to a "B" for the semester report card. (Note: This option affects report cards only, not teachers' gradebooks.)
Percents — Report cards can show either grades/rubrics or percents, or both. Percents may optionally be rounded to the nearest whole percent. (Note: Rounding affects how percents are displayed on report cards, not how they are calculated or displayed in gradebooks. Rubric grade scales do not have percents.)
GPA — You may optionally include Grade Point Averages. Note: Report cards show GPA's for each grading period, not the cumulative GPA like transcripts do. See details
Comments — The Student Comments in teachers' gradebooks are automatically shown on report cards for each grading period. For middle/high school or special subject teachers, the comments are specific to each class, so it shows the subject name. For elementary core teachers, the comments are for all subjects, so it does not show a subject name by comments. See more detail
Teacher Names — Traditional report cards show the teacher's name next to each subject. Standards-based report cards show the teacher's name above their comments, if any. Each teacher must have their own account; you cannot type in someone else's name. The top of the report card may optionally show the homeroom teacher's name.
Title, Grade Key, Footnotes — You can set the title on report cards to anything, like "1st Progress Report" or "2nd Semester Report Card". You may also type introductory text at the top, and a footnote and grade key at the bottom with optional signature lines, plus any additional information in the header, such as the principal's name or school phone number.
To format the text, type double **asterisks** for bold, and //slashes// for italic, or use HTML tags for <b>bold</b> and <i>italic</i>. To type your grade key as a table, just type three or more spaces to automatically form aligned columns, e.g.:
Attendance — You may optionally include attendance. Note: If you use another program for attendance, you cannot import or write-in the attendance totals. Either you must enter absences on arbitrary dates (e.g., mark a student absent on any 3 dates in 1st quarter) or type attendance as comments instead of using the built-in attendance features.
Bilingual — Report cards can be translated automatically to Spanish. See details
Logo — Admins may upload your school or district logo to print on report cards. See in Admin Mode. For better print quality, use a high-resolution graphic. (It may not look good on your browser, but it will print nicely. Logos don't appear on emailed report cards.)
Mailing Addresses — Admins may print report cards with addresses formatted for easy mailing. Just fold the paper like a Z and the address will appear through most window envelopes. If a student has parents at two different addresses, it prints separate copies for each parent. The parent addresses are imported or entered on the screen in Admin Mode. The return address is entered on the screen. You may optionally sort report cards by ZIP code to qualify for postal bulk rates. (Teachers cannot print mailing addresses.)
Order of Subjects — By default classes are listed in the order of periods, or for elementary schools it shows homeroom subjects before special subjects. Admins can customize that order: Go to the screen. For each course enter a number from 1 to 100, where 1 is first and 100 is last in order. It's okay to have gaps in your sequence, or for several classes to have the same number, e.g., all English courses numbered 10, all Math courses numbered 20, etc.
Customization — You may change your own report card options and standards anytime, even mid-year, so you don't need to pay for professional services. The trade-off is that you cannot change the overall page layout, just the content and logo.
Templates — Admins may save report card settings as templates. For example, you may have different templates with different grade keys for upper and lower grades. Then select the appropriate template and grade level to print. Teachers may choose from these templates, but they cannot edit them.
Lock Final Grades — Teachers may optionally lock their gradebooks after each term. This indicates their grades are final. See the "Lock/Unlock" button on the screen.
Admins can see which teachers have not yet locked their final grades — click the "Check Teacher Status" button on the Reports > screen. Teachers automatically see a reminder to lock their gradebook on and after the last day of the term. (Note: The report cards print all grades whether they are locked or not.)
Export — Admins can export report card grades and comments into a single data file to import into other software, such as a 3rd-party SIS. See also Integrate with Other Software
Archives — Report cards are saved for your school as long as you don't delete your gradebooks, and as long as you continue to renew your account each year.
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