DeansList lets you make customizable, comprehensive, and accessible report cards using data to tell complete stories about each of your students.
Traditional report cards tell a very linear story.
You learn if the hero of your story - the student - consistently made it to class on time and to what degree they passed or failed a class. Teacher comments may fill in some more details, but still, it lacks the rich character development that makes following a great story so riveting.
There's so much data that schools could share to give a more complete story if it wasn’t so hard to use conventional report card building tools.
This is where DeansList comes in.
If your school opts in to build report cards in DeansList, you can make your reports customizable, comprehensive, and accessible using data to tell complete stories about each of your student heroes.
In turn, students, families and schools alike all get to share in student successes because they can see the complete story of student transformation from the beginning of the year to the end.
Customize Your Report Card Story
Report cards typically offer a narrow view of student work. What’s missing is a sense of how that student is doing on their trajectory towards graduation, or how they stack up to their peers. This kind of big-picture view is made possible when a school or district agrees on what data to track and can easily add it to their report cards.
Some schools want to share student reading levels and strategies to use at home with families. Others may be more concerned with their students reaching the required number of volunteer hours in order to graduate.
All of this additional information can be turned into an action plan that goes home on the report card to help students gain clarity of where they are at the moment and what they need to do to meet their goals.
Show Student Stats in a Single Report
DeansList allows schools to import data from other programs you are already using to provide a comprehensive report on a student in a single document.
You may have your gradebook in Powerschool, your standardized assessment scores in Illuminate, and community service hours on Google Sheets. You can bring all of this information together in one clear, comprehensive report to share with students and families through DeansList.
Make Your Report Card Relatable
Stakeholders and families alike can get behind a comprehensive report of each individual student. These reports are not only customizable in what they contain, but their layout can be customized too. DeansList makes data visually relatable.
Schools can rest assured that report data is easily understandable to all: report layouts can include custom legends, explanatory text, and can be translated to families' home languages as well. Families can stay involved in their student’s schooling by seeing where their student is struggling and thriving.
Dean’s List Report Cards in Action
Let’s take a look at KIPP St. Louis High School (KHS) to more fully understand everything that DeansList report cards can do.
In Summer 2018, KHS contacted DeansList about building their ideal report cards. In addition to quarter and semester grades, they wanted their report cards to show:
Using KHS’ report card vision, DeansList distilled all of these data points into a completely customized template that gives a full picture of student performance.
KHS educators are now equipped with the data they need to have conversations with students and families about grades, assessment results, absences, and more. Teachers no longer have to build in prep time to track down data in multiple places to prepare for conferences or check-ins; now, all the data can be at their fingertips with the click of a button.
Sound like something that would benefit your school? Contact us to find out more about how to start using DeansList for report cards.