The purpose of a report cards is to explain progress to students and their parents. However, they do little to communicate learning.
As a teacher I’ve found them limiting in what it is I’d like to share. As a parent, I find them confusing.
The report card is efficient. I can fill them out for my 120 students in about 2 hours. To do an effective job explaining how each student is doing in all of my classes would take me days. However, we now have the tools to do so much better job, thus making the traditional report card obsolete. Now, students can share their progress, their thoughts on their progress, and links to their work.
The video below explains how students can use Google Forms with the add-on Forms Publisher to create a personalized progress reports similar to the one included above.
Form Publisher allows up to 100 files a month. If you have more than 100 students you may want to purchase a license.