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Definition of report card

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

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Here’s Seattle’s report card at the semester break. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "Homelessness is up in Ballard, your ballot is on the way, and Russian spy intrigue | Thursday Morning Brief, July 19," 19 July 2018 School report cards show 48 percent of METS ninth-graders passed their eighth-grade math and reading exams, above the state average. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Olympic High’s career paths have won acclaim. But CMS leader says that’s not enough.," 8 Feb. 2018 Florida’s annual school report card showed better grades for public schools in 2018 compared to last year, with a bigger percentage earnings As or B’s and a smaller slice getting Fs, state officials announced Wednesday. Leslie Postal,, "Florida's schools earn more As and Bs and fewer Fs, state says," 27 June 2018 The libertarian Cato Institute has issued its 2018 fiscal report card and this year’s valedictorian is New Mexico’s Gov. Susana Martinez, who is wrapping up her eight-year tenure as a taxpayer champion. James Freeman, WSJ, "Hey, Little Spenders," 9 Oct. 2018 On my report cards, the number of days absent was higher than most of my grades. Fernanda Eberstadt, Vogue, "Wild, Free, and Utterly Lost—Writer Fernanda Eberstadt on the Panic and Pitfalls of Post-Collegiate Life," 30 July 2018 China released a gloomy report card Friday on its economy’s performance, with the rate of economic growth sliding to 6.5% in the third quarter, the slowest pace since the global financial crisis. Chao Deng, WSJ, "China’s Export Engine Likely to Cool, Further Slowing Growth," 19 Oct. 2018 The results of the lengthy survey were publicly unveiled Tuesday, providing a report card to the city on issues from flood preparation to crime prevention. Brittany Wallman,, "Fort Lauderdale not a great place to raise kids, residents say," 4 May 2018 Amazon’s 2018 report card could have sounded like this: Amazon raised wages, released some cool products, and announced plans to move into a struggling city in need of attention — an easy A. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Amazon," 27 Dec. 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of report card

US : a written statement of a student's grades that is given to the student's parents

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: a written statement of a student's grades

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