60 Report Card Comment for Struggling Students

60 Report Card Comment for Struggling students

Writing report card comments for struggling students is quite challenging. On one hand, teachers need to inform parents about the actual performance of the students, while on the other hand, remarks on the report card are aimed at motivating the students to take next steps.

To help you write honest remarks on each struggling student while keeping their moral high, below are some report card comments that you can use.

Report Card Comment for Struggling students - Learning Skills

  1. {student name} can learn what is taught in class if {he/she} puts {his/her} mind to it. On various occasions they have displayed such capacity, but {he/she} needs to be much more consistent in their efforts.
  2. {student name} may be able to learn better if they practise more frequently what is taught in class. I suggest they use the weekends to revise the lessons to be more consistent.
  3. {student name} seems to understand the lessons in class, but is unable to reproduce well in exams. Following a routine to practise the coursework more religiously would be helpful.
  4. {student name} is frequently distracted in class and retains very little of what is taught in class. One method that is often successful in such cases is practising the lessons while writing them or revising the lessons during weekends to better retain the information shared.
  5. {student name} finds it difficult to concentrate for long periods of time during class and that leads to {him/her} missing important information shared in the class. If {he/she} practises concentration techniques, I’m sure they’ll be able to perform better at school.
  6. {student name} seems to be bright but is frequently distracted in the class, if {he/she} could put their efforts into concentrating, they would achieve much better results.
  7. {student name} is a quiet student and often completes assignments but there are plenty of errors in their work. I understand that they are putting effort into completing their tasks but find it difficult to understand the concepts. Practising more often is advisable. Parent’s support will be very helpful for the child.
  8. {student name} is a well behaved student but {he/she} is very particular about what subjects they like. While they do well in a couple of subjects, they refrain from working on those that they dislike. This often affects their final results. A little encouragement from parents to study all subjects may prove helpful.
  9. {student name} is a very cheerful soul and loves physical activities outside the classroom. However, they pay little to no attention in theoretical classes. {He/She} is capable of learning, but needs to develop interest in the theory part first to perform well in {his/her} exams.
  10. {student name} often surprises me with their success in extra curricular activities. Sports are a great way to develop body and mind. However, {he/she} finds little time to study and therefore, more often than not barely pass their exams. I’m sure if they organise their time better, they will be able to perform better at school.

Report Card Comment for Struggling students - Effort

  1. {student name} is a kind soul and is very helpful to their peers. But, when it comes to putting effort into their class work or assignments, they refrain from doing so for as long as they can. I suppose it isn’t the most interesting thing for them to do, but if they understand the importance of school in their life and career, they might feel more motivated to put in the effort.
  2. {student name} has been performing consistently low in all {his/her} subjects this past 6 months. Their previous performance had been better in comparison. I’m sure there’s room for progress and improvement if parents can collaborate with us to form a reliable routine for the student to follow on a daily basis.
  3. {student name} seems to be a quiet and well behaved student and often participates in sports and other co curricular activities. Nonetheless, given her performance in them, I have come to the conclusion that {he/she} only participates to avoid coursework and attending classes. If {he/she} attends class and puts in effort to learn, I’m sure they will benefit greatly.
  4. {student name} is a regular student, attends class regularly and also completes their assignments most of the time. Nonetheless, I find that {he/she} does not perform in exams and is unable to answer questions in class. To my understanding, {he/she} puts minimal effort in {his/her} assignments. They could benefit from paying more attention while working.
  5. {student name} is generally a happy and fun loving student. If {he/she} puts as much effort in her coursework as {he/she} puts in avoiding them, we would be able to see {his/her} real potential.
  6. {student name} has attended very few classes and based on that attendance, {his/her} performance isn’t bad. However, I believe, if {he/she} could be more regular in class and put an effort to complete {his/her} assignments, we would see {his/her} true potential.
  7. {student name} is an introvert, does really good art work and we’re proud to have him. Nevertheless, since academic coursework is more important towards shaping their future, I would appreciate it if they could put more effort into their academic coursework, especially in {subjects} where they have been performing consistently low.
  8. {student name} puts minimal effort in completing their assignments and therefore, often does them in class while the teachers are teaching a different topic. Although they attend class regularly, they don’t benefit enough. I recommend that they follow a more structured timetable to be able to finish their assignments at home.
  9. {student name} is a fine student but I’m afraid {he/she} isn’t efficiently utilising the school system to their benefit. {He/She} frequently struggles to get the concepts in class but doesn’t feel comfortable asking questions. I suggest that {he/she} share their doubts within class or after class with peers or teachers to get assistance if that is more comfortable to {him/her}.
  10. {student name} is working on {his/her} weak areas and puts effort to be attentive in class, but is easily distracted. {He/She} may greatly benefit from participating in activities at school that help improve concentration in children. I encourage {him/her} to keep working on honing their skills.

Report Card Comment for Struggling students - Work Habits

  1. {student name} doesn’t always complete {his/her} assignments and when {he/she} does them, {he/she} makes numerous mistakes which indicates {he/she} hasn’t been able to grasp the concepts. I encourage {him/her} to ask questions in class.
  2. {student name} rarely completes homework assignments and misses class often when there is a submission. I encourage {him/her} to present {himself/herself} in class and discuss their problems with teachers or peers. Oftentimes, students benefit from discussing the topics with their peers.
  3. {student name} is timid and introverted and finds it difficult to open up in class leading to incomplete homework as well as class assignments. Social interaction with friends outside school might help in opening up and finding solutions to their problems.
  4. {student name} frequently submits incomplete assignments and is often absent in class as well as co curricular activities. {He/She} needs motivation to come to the class or participate. An open discussion with parents might help us understand her motivations and disinterests.
  5. {student name} often takes help from {his/her} peers to complete assignments and eventually submits later than the due date. This is a frequent occurrence and I believe can be overcome by using their weekoffs to prioritise and complete assignments.
  6. {student name} understands the topics discussed in class, but isn’t organised enough to revise them and retain them for exams. Eventually, feeling burdened at the time of exams. Better time management at home should help {him/her} reach their potential.
  7. {student name} is often late in class, although {he/she} manages to keep their homework complete. Being punctual is important and practising it during school days helps form the habit early on and makes them more efficient in their lives.
  8. {student name} is punctual and regular in class. However, they do not make efficient use of their presence as they seldom participate in any activity- academic or co curricular. Parent’s involvement and support may help change this pattern and encourage them to be involved in their class.
  9. {student name} has a habit of keeping things stacked till the last moment. As a result, {he/she} is relaxed during sessions but nervous and tense before exams. Organising {himself/herself} is important to avoid stress and discomfort during exams.
  10. {student name} does not like to follow rules and often operates as an individual contributor. But when collaborating is essential, it becomes difficult for {him/her} to work as other students are involved. Following instructions will help {him/her} coordinate better in class.

Report Card Comment for Struggling students - Behaviour

  1. {student name} doesn’t always follow instructions in class and gets distracted very easily. {He/She} seldom pays attention to what is being taught in class. {He/She} needs to conduct themselves with more accountability.
  2. {student name} needs to put significant efforts into their social skills to collaborate with peers and even teachers. Oftentimes, {he/she} engages in arguments unprovoked and needs a lot of time to calm down. Practising calming techniques at home like yoga might help {him/her} avoid unproductive engagements.
  3. {student name} performs very well in theoretical subjects but finds it difficult to do collaborative work with other students. {He/She} often passes remarks on those who aren’t doing as well academically. This makes group work difficult for {him/her}. {He/She} needs to be more accepting of other students and their ideas.
  4. {student name} could conduct {himself/herself} more effectively if they engage in collaborative discussions in class. {He/She} is a good individual contributor but lacks patience to work in groups.
  5. {student name} is not regular in class and refuses to participate in class projects most of the time. However, {he/she} participates in selective activities individually. {He/She} may benefit from more social interactions with family friends.
  6. {student name} often engages in heated arguments with peers and it takes time for {him/her} to disengage from it. This creates a stressful environment for {him/her} on a personal level and keeps {him/her} disintegrated with the rest of the class. Parental consultation is required for {him/her} to improve {his/her} school experience.
  7. {student name} is particularly stressed around exams and needs a lot of handholding to calm down. If {he/she} can manage to study regularly, this problem would eventually subside. Parental assistance will be very helpful for the student.
  8. {student name} is a shy student and doesn’t share much with other students. In the process, {he/she} consistently finds {himself/herself} alone with their problems which leads to a lot of stress for the student. I would encourage {him/her} to speak with respective teachers to solve course related problems and destress a little in that regard.
  9. {student name} is a lively student who is good to be around as {he/she} has a good sense of humour and keeps everyone entertained. Nevertheless, it is hard for {him/her} to pay attention in class and follow instructions. {He/She} needs to learn to concentrate for longer periods of time to benefit from their classes.
  10. {student name} doesn’t get along with his peers and frequently engages in arguments which doesn’t let {him/her} experience a wholesome day at school. To enhance {his/her} experience at school, {he/she} may find it useful to discuss it at home to understand how to resist from engaging in such interactions.

Report Card Comment for Struggling students - Attitude

  1. {student name} has a casual attitude towards school work which keeps him away from stress on one hand but brings him below average results on the other. {He/She} should develop a more serious attitude towards school.
  2. {student name} frequently forgets to submit assignments and most of the time their assignments are not complete. {He/She} needs to understand that it is their responsibility to follow the instructions and make submissions in a timely manner. I expect to see a more structured approach towards school work.
  3. {student name} is a smart student but seldom applies {himself/herself} seriously to {his/her} work. A more serious attitude towards school is necessary for their overall development.
  4. {student name} doesn’t take homework seriously and often comes to class without having prepared or done their assignments. In the long run, this will not prove to be the most efficient way of learning. I encourage the student to work with peers to feel motivated to complete assignments.
  5. {student name} has a very casual attitude towards extracurricular activities and often participates only to show attendance. This discourages other students from working hard on their physical education. Understanding the importance of sports is crucial in developing interest and motivation.
  6. {student name} often interacts less courteously than they should and this creates a stressful environment for {him/her} at school. Putting in effort towards dealing with others more politely can change their attitude towards school.
  7. {student name} should show an active participation in class discussions, but {he/she} refrains from involving and engaging themselves with other participants. The student should benefit from more familial interactions to gain confidence to participate in school.
  8. {student name} exerts little to no effort in trying out new things. {He/She} should experiment more often to benefit from school set-up.
  9. {student name} is not very receptive to instructions laid out by teachers for assignments and projects and often does things in their own way. Creativity is appreciated, but {student name} does not put much work into their assignments.
  10. {student name} does not follow rules and instructions which makes it difficult for {him/her} to collaborate with other students. {He/She} will benefit from learning to collaborate and contribute positively to the group.

Report Card Comment for Struggling students - Group Work

  1. {student name} is more of an individual contributor which is good for their individual assignments, but it is really important to be able to collaborate with other students to successfully complete group activities.
  2. {student name} finds it difficult to work with peers on group projects as {he/she} often dictates the working of the project without listening to ideas from the team. {He/She should make room for listening to every member of the group before moving ahead.
  3. {student name} relies on the group to complete the project without participating and devoting time to the group work. {He/She} needs to understand the importance of individual contributions in the group and put effort into collaborating with the team.
  4. {student name} seldom participates in group projects and lets the team complete the project without any support from {him/her}. {He/She} is expected to participate to be able to benefit from group work.
  5. {student name} often takes a leadership role in group projects and ends up doing all work alone without involving the team. The essence of teamwork is lost in the process. {He/She} should try to be more collaborative and learn to work with the team.
  6. {student name} shows minimal participation in group work and frequently takes the least significant tasks to work on. Active participation is necessary to discover the entire project and engage meaningfully.
  7. {student name} is generally good with individual projects, but has never been able to stick with one group during a project. {He/She} frequently changes groups thereby missing out on the essence of group work. Collaboration is a necessary skill and I encourage {him/her} to develop it.
  8. {student name} finds it difficult to adjust with large groups and follow instructions within the group to contribute meaningfully. {He/She} should put more effort in organising and setting priorities when working with larger groups.
  9. {student name} struggles to communicate their work with group members to collaborate positively. Working in harmony within a team is important and communication is a necessary skill to facilitate that. I encourage her to participate more often in group work to develop these skills.
  10. {student name} often discards ideas from peers when working together in group projects. Lack of discussion and involvement from team members doesn’t produce good end results. I encourage {him/her} to be more receptive to peers and discuss with the team to reach final decisions.

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