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Weekly Progress Report Templates

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Weekly progress reports have several uses. This article will look at some options for teachers to use in the classroom and provide ideas for developing progress report templates.

Templates for Progress Reports

A progress report should measure the development, performance and improvement of a student's work. The format can vary, based on what you're trying to measure, though tracking the same metrics each week is vital.

You can create a template from a simple word processing or spreadsheet application. Common elements to include would be:

  • Student's name
  • Dates of weekly monitoring
  • Type of data measured
  • A comments section to include any relevant details

Academic Progress Reports

Progress reports can be used to measure your students' performance in a particular subject. To ensure students are understanding class lessons and materials, some items to include in your template can include:

  • Class subject
  • Homework completion rate
  • Overdue assignments
  • Class participation
  • Classwork and homework grades
  • Quiz and test grades

Behavioral Progress Reports

Using progress reports to manage behavioral issues can alert other teachers, parents and administrators to problems to collaborate on possible solutions for individual students. Behavioral issues could include physical or verbal aggression, withdrawal or social issues, hyperactivity, bullying or another behavior specific to a student. A few components of a behavioral progress report could include:

  • Attendance/Tardiness
  • Behavioral concern
  • Frequency of the problem
  • Level of concern (severity of the problem)
  • Replacement behavior action

Report Formatting

How you measure or report a student's progress depends on what the report is used for and how much specific information you want to include. Weekly progress reports can be simple or more detailed. Formatting options include:

  • A 1-10 scale of a student's performance or behavior during the current week
  • Prompts with space to complete a sentence or write details about an issue
  • A chart of metrics with options for 'good', 'making progress', 'needs work', or any other evaluation wording
  • A checklist of issues that allow you to mark areas where the student has improved
  • Daily sections on a weekly report that measure performance by day using comments, a grading/numbering scale system, or simple checkboxes

Weekly Progress Report Uses

Progress reports are valuable to teachers to gauge whether a student is learning, improving and developing appropriately. Using progress reports to send to students' parents or school administrators also encourages their involvement in helping to encourage student improvement and come up with possible solutions to issues. Having parents sign a progress report ensures their awareness of potential problems, and the reports can be helpful tools during parent-teacher conferences.

Resources for Developing Progress Reports

The type of progress report you use really depends on your classroom and student needs. Some helpful resources are listed below that can help you not only develop a progress report template customized to your needs, but could also offer support in alternative teaching strategies, classroom management and dealing with student behavioral issues.

These lessons and courses can guide you in creating a progress report, spark additional ideas for your progress report metrics and offer possible suggestions to help you promote student progress:

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