Daily Behavior Report Card Template

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Daily behavior report cards are tools used by teachers to monitor specific behavior problems and track progress toward positive goals. This template will provide a general setup that may be adapted based on student needs.

Why a Daily Behavior Report Card?

You are everyone's superhero! As a teacher, your service to children has many joys and challenges. You may find yourself in a situation where one or more students needs a behavioral intervention that requires daily tracking of progress. Every child and adolescent brings different behaviors to your classroom, and behavior problems can interfere with student success. Implementation of a daily behavior report card tool can help improve classroom behavior.


Target behaviors in need of improvement. Set them up as goals, and monitor goal attainment on the report card each day. Three to eight clearly defined goals may be written with some slack allowed. For example, 'Respectfully answers the teacher 75% of the day'. vs 'Respectfully answers the teacher at all times'. This allows the student to have slip-ups and still have a chance to turn the day into a positive one. Once students consistently master behavior goals, you can raise the expectation. As an example, 'Respectfully answers the teacher 85% of the day'. You should work in collaboration with the parent when creating these goals.


A combination of classroom and home rewards can make behavior report cards more powerful. You should allow the student to create a list of rewards he or she would enjoy, but make sure they are realistic. Depending on chosen rewards, a scale may be set up. For example, if all rewards are equal, a day where all or most goals are met can mean receiving two or three rewards, while a day where only one goal was met may only mean one reward. If goals are not equal you can create a hierarchy with the best rewards for the best behavior days.

Rewards are best implemented with parental support at home because they have more leverage. Parents can use things students truly enjoy, such as playing video games, or a weekly trip to the movie theater as a reward. Younger children may be more motivated by school-based rewards because they are more immediate and may still be desirable to them.

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