100 Report Card And Progress Report Comments That Teachers Can Use Today

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  • The learner takes an active role in discussions.
  • Learner consistently cooperates with the teacher and other students.
  • Learner listens well and shares ideas frequently.
  • The learner works democratically with peers.
  • Learner shows self-confidence in…
  • The learner works well in groups, planning and carrying out activities.
  • Learner follows directions well.
  • The learner is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys school.
  • Learner tackles new challenges with a positive attitude.
  • The learner has a positive attitude about school.
  • Learner consistently makes good choices during the school day.
  • Learner shows respect for peers and teachers.
  • Learner transitions easily between classroom activities and is not a distraction to others.
  • The learner is sensitive to the thoughts and opinions of others.
  • The learner is a leader and positive role model for students.
  • The learner is enthusiastic about participating.
  • The learner takes an active part in discussions about (topic).
  • Learner speaks with confidence.
  • Learner volunteers often.
  • The learner has a great sense of humor and enjoys our class assignments.

Needs Improvement

  • The learner has difficulty staying focused and on task. · Needs to actively participate in classroom discussion.
  • The learner needs to work on not distracting others during class.
  • The learner is learning to be careful, cooperative, and fair.
  • The learner needs to work on…
  • One area for improvement is…
  • The learner is eager to participate in class but needs to raise their hand.
  • The learner is becoming more independent when completing class assignments.
  • The learner needs frequent reminders to stay focused throughout the day.
  • Learner, when motivated, does well on class assignments.
  • The learner needs to work on following written and oral directions.
  • Needs to actively participate in classroom discussions.
  • The learner has frequent absences that are affecting (name’s) schoolwork.
  • The learner needs to work on treating others with respect.
  • The learner needs to work on completing homework assignments on time.
  • Learner frequently comes to class unprepared.
  • Learner often seems tired at school.
  • The learner gets upset quickly when (topic).
  • Although _____________’s growth in social skills and maturity is continuing, it is not consistent.
  • _______ continues to make progress this year concerning their attitude in the classroom and on the playground.

Time Management/Work Habits


  • The learner uses class time wisely.
  • The learner is a self-motivated student.
  • Learner completes work on time.
  • The learner is very organized.
  • Learner demonstrates problem-solving skills and is persistent.
  • The learner has done a great job facing and overcoming significant challenges this year.
  • The learner is very responsible and turns in work on time.
  • The learner is flexible and adapts to changes quickly.
  • The learner has made improvements in the area of…
  • The learner has strengthened their skills in…

Needs Improvement

  • The learner does not complete assignments on time. Seems unable to finish.
  • The learner is encouraged to use time wisely to finish tasks in the time required.
  • Learner struggles to stay organized and find appropriate materials (paper/pencil).
  • The learner needs to slow down to improve the quality of their work.
  • The learner is not working to their full potential.
  • The learner is easily distracted.
  • The learner needs to listen and follow directions more carefully.
  • The learner needs more opportunities to…
  • Learner grades are suffering because of missed assignments.
  • The learner would benefit from…

Growth Mindset

  • The learner has demonstrated excellent progress this year.
  • The learner is learning how to be a better listener and takes direction well.
  • The learner has worked very hard this year and has made substantial gains in the area of ______.
  • The learner has shown significant improvement with ______.
  • The learner is progressing nicely and shows consistent improvement in many areas of schoolwork, including ______.
  • The learner is learning to be cooperative when working in groups.
  • The learner is developing more positive ways to interact with others.
  • The learner is listening to directions more carefully.
  • The learner has continued to make steady progress with…
  • The learner has shown noticeable improvement in…

General Subject Area Comments


  • The learner has good reading and decoding skills.
  • The learner is reading well at level…
  • The learner uses reading strategies to increase their reading comprehension.
  • The learner is reading smoothly and with good expression.
  • Learner struggles with reading comprehension.
  • The learner needs to read for 15 minutes each night.
  • The learner is choosing books that are too simple for their level.
  • The learner has difficulty using reading strategies to decode new words.
  • The learner needs to learn essential sight words to improve decoding skills.
  • The learner needs to build reading vocabulary.


  • The learner uses various strategies to solve one- and two-step word problems.
  • Learner demonstrates a good understanding of math concepts.
  • Learner demonstrates problem-solving skills.
  • The learner has strengthened their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The learner has difficulty understanding/solving word problems.
  • The learner understands skills and strategies but has a difficult time explaining processes.
  • The learner would benefit from memorizing math facts.
  • The learner has difficulty solving multi-step problems.
  • The learner needs to slow down and check work.
  • Learner memorizing basic math facts would be helpful to…


  • The learner is willing to learn new writing skills and quickly applies these skills within their writing.
  • The learner understands and applies the correct use of punctuation within the writing.
  • Learner writing is clear and follows grammar and punctuation rules.
  • Learner enjoys writing stories and can construct unique and exciting sentences.
  • The learner can create precise and compelling writing that is interesting to read and easy to comprehend.
  • The learner has shown significant improvement with their writing skills and consistently increases their writing comprehension and techniques.
  • The learner has difficulty writing clear and understandable sentences.
  • Learner words are often misplaced throughout their writing.
  • Learner frequently displays grammatical errors within their writing.
  • The learner needs to slow down and review their writing.
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