Student Reports Checklist


This checklist is designed to help teachers with the writing of meaningful and effective reports about student achievement and experiences in the Visual Arts and related subject areas.

The checklist should be considered a starting point only and your own experiences will dictate how useful it is in its present form. You should adapt and modify it to suit your own school needs

There are some important things to keep in mind when writing reports. These include-

Writing of reports should be a positive experience because it provides you with the opportunity to make perceptive comments about young people with whom you’ve had a very close professional and artistic relationship.

You should begin your report writing early rather than leaving it until the last date possible.

Many teachers find it valuable to keep on-going records of student performance to inform their report writing.

Report writing becomes easier as you progress because, although each student is an individual, there will be common features (both good and bad) about the performance and approach taken by many students.

Schools usually have their own expectations about what is required in student reports. These always need to be addressed.

Some schools do not allow comments about personal qualities in subject reports as these are addressed in a general Class or Group Teacher’s report.

Care needs to be taken that what you write is not a criticism of your teaching (for example, if you write that a student is never interested in anything done in class, you might be commenting on the kind of activities you design introduce).

Most important is to keep in mind that reporting is as much about improving future performance as it is about commenting on past achievements.

Things you might comment on in your student reports given a choice are-

Development and use of Studio skills and techniques such as the application of paint, engraving of lines, sewing fabrics etc.

Development and use of working processes that are appropriate to the studio forms used such as the process of etching or using the dark room or the use of Graphic Design processes.

Willingness to experiment and explore new things such as new studio forms, new scales and sizes, new techniques and working processes.

Willingness to try new materials and media

Willingness to explore new ideas

Capacity to explore ideas in- depth

Creative and imaginative approach to the interpretation of ideas

Capacity to solve artistic problems or to meet artistic challenges

Capacity to break personal boundaries or to extend to push personal boundaries

Use of design and composition in studio works

Artistic confidence and competence

Capacity to express personal artistic opinions, attitudes, beliefs, values when making and/or responding to artworks

Capacity to write clearly and articulately

Capacity to analyze and interpret artworks

Ability to develop personal preferences for artworks and/or ways of working

Capacity to work with other students

Contribution to Art Department activities

Personal attitudes and qualities related to the Visual Arts (if you are encouraged by the school to provide these – and you need to specific rather than just list them) such a-

– interactive

– interested

– cooperative

– helpful

– flexible

– responsible

– tolerant

– resourceful

– contributory

– focused

– dedicated

A good teacher of the Visual Arts would privately draw attention to any deficiencies that a student might have before the report is printed. A student should have a clear understanding of the teacher’s expectations early in their time in the subject. What is written should never be a surprise to a student.




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