report card


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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More than 34 percent of students in the school district are Asian compared to just over 7 percent of teachers who are, the report card data indicates. Mike Isaacs,, "School District 219 officials defend hiring rule that critics say hampers teacher diversity," 26 June 2018 About 39 percent of North Carolina fourth-graders and 33 percent of eighth-graders were rated proficient in reading on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "NC has spent more than $150 million to boost reading. Are these scores worth it? | Charlotte Observer," 10 Apr. 2018 The bedroom walls are decorated with drawings by Jaime, who likes to paint, and the school report cards of Sara, who gets excellent grades. By Brenda Medina, miamiherald, "Family living in decrepit mobile home has big dreams — and big needs," 30 Dec. 2016 Information on the District 39 website, taken from the school’s 2017 report card, indicates that Romona has 572 students between pre-school and fourth grade. Kathy Routliffe,, "Romona School parents ask Wilmette for Locust Road crossing guard," 12 July 2018 As has been true since the report cards were first released in 1999, the schools with the worst grades typically serve the largest numbers of students living in poverty and still learning English. Leslie Postal,, "Florida school grades: 5 takeaways from 2018 report card," 29 June 2018 Yet Tiffany brings home perfect report cards from school. Brenda Cain,, "10-year-old honored by strangers for her determination in the face of adversity: A Greater Cleveland," 25 Apr. 2018 Ending the practice of mailing paper report cards to students’ home likely will save the Lake school district about $35,000 a year, officials said. Leslie Postal,, "Lake schools scrap paper report cards, rely on online grade system," 23 Apr. 2018 Central, McKenzie and Harper elementary schools, are kindergarten through fourth-grade schools which are have 479, 466, and 415 students, respectively, according to their 2017 report cards. Kathy Routliffe,, "Romona School parents ask Wilmette for Locust Road crossing guard," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of report card

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of report card

: 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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