How to manage an online student report card.
Generally, all the information we need to manage our lives is available online, and student report cards are no exception. Learn how to create, manage, and view online report cards.
Schools use online portals to publish homework assignments, communicate with parents, and make community announcements. Parents are accustomed to going online for work, entertainment, and shopping. Publishing school online report cards helps parents and teachers to stay up to date but at the same time, there are still a few things to keep in mind.
Tips for making report cards available online.
Because online report cards can be stored easily and found quickly when needed, they help administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Using a PDF template for teachers to quickly and easily fill out and sign student report cards online will add uniformity and simplicity to the process. Schools can also create report card PDF templates using Adobe Acrobat online services.
Here is a helpful list of things to consider when making student report cards available online:
- Protect all information that can identify a student by requiring a user account and password.
- Make online report cards available at regular intervals so parents will know what to expect.
- Remember that a parent’s first question upon receiving an unsatisfactory mark for their child is why. Be sure to leave plenty of room for teachers to provide a thorough explanation about the grades.
- Include a field in the template for the parents to indicate that they have seen the report card.
Parents often look forward to report card time because they’re anxious to learn if their children are succeeding or where they might need help. Schools can make this time easier for everyone by using a PDF to share report cards online.
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