PurposeTo effectively partner with parents/guardians and meet local reporting needs, the archdiocesan report card is the official vehicle to report student academic progress as well as work habits and behavior to parents/guardians.The purpose of report cards is to effectively communicate student progress in achieving learning goals. The marks for content area subjects should reflect student mastery of grade-level standards. Work habits, including homework completion and behavior, should be recorded separately in their respective sections.GuidelinesThe Department of Catholic Schools provides report card instructions and guidelines to all schools. The student evaluation process must follow the written guidelines. Therefore, administration and faculty need to become familiar with these guidelines early in the school year so they can implement them fairly at the end of the first marking period.Report cards may not include information that identifies students as having a disability. Under Support Team Education Plan (STEP) Meeting and Documentation, see Report Cards and Cumulative Records for additional guidelines for students with special needs.