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School reports: There’s An App For That!

School reports have always been a bit useless.

Recently, in English primary schools at least, they’ve got even worse: verbose and clogged with jargon.

The new-style reports are a pain for teachers to compile, and written in language that’s unlikely to be read or understood by many parents. Given the pressures on their time, teachers resort to sharing report statements online, or software that writes reports automatically. Report statements can even be bought on eBay.

A simpler approach would be better for everyone.
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