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How to Create a School Report Card

Updated April 17, 2017

Report cards are helpful to both students and parents because they give the household an idea as to how the student is progressing academically. Instructors generally give out report cards at the middle and end of a semester. But instructors can generate report cards anytime they feel its necessary. With the help of some free report card software, you can generate report cards for your students at any time and with minimal hassle.

Download a free copy of Probo Student Report to create report cards for your students (see References). Simply unzip the Probo Student Report file from its .ZIP container and then launch the program. Probo Student Report supports up to six classes per report, and you can add a letter grade and percentage for each class. After filling out Probo Student Report's form, click on the program's "File" button and select the "Print" option from the File menu. You'll need to have Adobe Flash installed on your computer to run Probo Student Report.

Create report cards for your students using a free copy of Grades 2.2 (see References). The program features a blank template for entering student names and grades. After composing a list of students and their grades, the program's "Kompute" option averages the grades. And after you've calculated all of your students' grades, you have the option of print the grade report. You can also e-mail individual grade reports out to students. Type an e-mail address next to each student's name and then select the "Mail this grade by e-mail" option from the program's "Internet" heading.

Download one of the free Microsoft Office report card templates to create grade reports for your students (see References). After downloading a report card template and opening it in Microsoft Word, you can edit the fields with student grade information. Simply print out the report card after you're satisfied with your edits.

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Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. Plummer gained his experience in music by producing for various hip-hop acts and as lead guitarist for a band. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper.