report card


: a report on a student that is periodically submitted by a school to the student's parents or guardian
: an evaluation of performance

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But his precursor report card is severely lacking, and there might not be enough support from the Academy's increasingly international voter base (particularly in the directing branch) to warrant predicting him for an Oscar nomination just yet. Ew Staff,, 13 Jan. 2023 Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, which are more reliant on investment banking, trading and asset management, post their financial report card on Jan. 17. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 11 Jan. 2023 Carmen Southeast High School, the other high school on the south side, failed to meet expectations on its latest state report card. Sarah Volpenhein, Journal Sentinel, 8 Dec. 2022 Further down the report card, information on a school’s teachers, including demographics, level of certification and experience teaching is also available. Trisha Powell Crain |, al, 18 Nov. 2022 The new report card for Cleveland Metropolitan School District shows the district bouncing back, with ratings, in some cases, to pre-pandemic levels. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 21 Sep. 2022 No state received an A or even a B on the report card, and only four states managed a C. Michigan shares its ‘F’ with 19 other states. Jennifer Brookland, Detroit Free Press, 13 Sep. 2022 Perhaps the new report card can serve as a relocation guide. James Freeman, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 The report card: — Velocity — good as new but with spotty command. Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of report card was in 1869

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“Report card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

report card

: a report containing a student's grades that is regularly sent by a school to the student's parents or guardian

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