Tag Archives: Reports

What is “hard work”?

I frequently hear politicians or senior bureaucrats saying that their Departments are “working hard” on a particular issue. It used to be when writing student reports a common phrase would be “needs to work harder”, however, I am not sure … Continue reading

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Reporting time and being pedantic

With our new Student Management system, Kamar, we now have 700 characters to write student reports, 200 more than under the old system i.e. around 7 text messages. That gives us potentially another 200 characters to make mistakes of fact, grammar, … Continue reading

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Student Reports

Some students ask why their reports are similar for each class. My reply… “Given that you are roughly the same age, same sex, in the same class, doing the same subject, and within defined parameters getting similar results… What do … Continue reading

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School Report in less than 4 text messages

Photo source http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyerussell/5251310624/sizes/z/in/photostream/ I am writing reports that need to be less than 600 characters including spaces! This is less than four text messages. Certainly keeps you focussed on saying what is important. I have learned the following about writing reports; … Continue reading

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School reports

Are an absolutely vital, yet, logistical challenge to any school. Notwithstanding that the comments may be “watered down” they provide parents with valuable insight into their children’s learning now and going forward. I think there is a business however in deciphering reports for some … Continue reading

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