A Kindergarten Reporting Tool (Beta)
Yes, we built it!
In consult with dozens of teachers and hundreds of testers we have figured out a way to write Kindergarten reports that meet the four frame evaluation standard and include all of the overall expectations that you are expected to evaluate your students with.
Will this tool write the whole report for me?
Unfortunately, no. These reports are very difficult to write as they are so individualized. Because of this, building a tool that could evaluate every student individually is just too complex to make simple enough to use.
Instead, in consultation with many subject matter experts, we opted to do 80% of the heavy lifting for our teachers.
80% – What does that mean?
Simply put, this tool will do 80% of the work for you. It will:
- Create organic-reading, full sentences that describe key, growth and next steps learning objectives.
- Allow you to customize the report for each term with the overall expectations that you want to focus on.
- Customize the report with examples and anecdotes of your choosing.
Once generated you are still going to have to make it your own – that’s where the 20% of the work comes in. Personalization and adding your own finishing touches will take your report to the next level all the while saving you a lot of time.
What about specific expectations?
At this time our tool focusses on the overall expectations for each of the four frames and not the specific expectations that are found under each overall expectations. However, we have added a really neat feature that allows you to add examples of a student’s progress very easily to the report. We suggest you use these examples to focus in on the specific expectation you’d like to highlight for your report.Sample Report
See it in Action
How Can You Help Make This Tool Better?
FDK reports are new for us too. We started down this path in January of 2017 and have never looked back. We know that the tool needs improvement, much like our original learning skills evaluator did when we first built it, but it takes time and input from our teacher friends to make something great.
So if you have an idea about how to make it better or if you find a typo or bug, be sure to Contact Us and let us know.