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Creating Standards and Benchmarks report cards with the form designer
Creating Standards and Benchmarks report cards with the form designer

Form designer is a useful tool that helps you create all sorts of forms including standards and benchmarks report cards!

Jacob Van Scoyoc avatar
Written by Jacob Van Scoyoc
Updated over a week ago

Since elementary and middle schools tend to give end-of-term feedback on specific skills rather than general letter grades, jmc offers a solution to help you organize those skills into standards and benchmarks report cards! Utilize jmc's form designer to create a fully customizable report card. Select from a wide variety of fields and use the drag and drop interface to include items on your standards and benchmarks report card.

Log in to jmc Office and go to Form Designer > Standards and Benchmarks Report Cards to begin creating your standards and benchmarks report card!

Step One: Click the “New Form” button to begin creating your new report card form.

Helpful Tip: Want to use an existing form? Select the form to use from the "Form" drop-down list.

Step Two: Select a blank form to begin fresh or an existing form to use as a template using the "Select Form template" drop-down list.

Step Three: Enter or edit the name of the form in the "Enter Form Name" field to give the form a descriptive name for future editing.

Step Four: Click the “Save” button to select the form template and accept the form name or click "Cancel" to discard your changes.

Step Five: Click and drag form items from the left-hand side list to add them to the form.

Helpful Tip: If you'd like to edit the enclosed text double-click on a "Text" form item.

Step Six: Click and drag the "Benchmark Grid Qtrs" (if you are grading by quarters) or "Benchmark Grid Tris" (if you are grading by trimesters) item onto your report card to include a grid of the subject, standard, and group of benchmarks and results on your report card.

Fun Fact: The benchmark grid drag and drop item is the most efficient way to create a grid since it includes your standards, benchmarks, and attached results items instead of you having to drag each item individually.

Step Seven: Choose the "Subject Area," "Standard," and "Group" from the drop-down lists to set specific standards and benchmark groups in the "Select Benchmark" pop-up.

Fun Fact: The standards and benchmarks available in your grid drop-down list are created in Standards and Benchmarks > Definitions.

Step Eight (optional): Click and drag the "<<Standard Comment>>" and/or "<<Benchmark Comment>>" items onto your report card and use the drop-down lists to create editable comments sections for specific standards and benchmarks.

Helpful Tip: If you want to create your own grip on the report card, drag the "<<Standard>>", "<<Standard Results>>", "<<Benchmark>>" and "<Benchmark Result>>" items onto the report card.

Step Nine: Repeat steps six through eight until all standards are on your report card!

Helpful Tip: If you need to position items precisely, select them and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to adjust the orientation of the items.

Step Ten: Select the "Portrait" or "Landscape" radio button to indicate the orientation of your report card.

Step Eleven: Select the "Letter" or "Legal" radio button to indicate the size of the paper for the report card to print on.

Step Twelve: Place a checkmark in the "Include Mailing Label" checkbox to have the primary contact's address printed on the form when using windowed envelopes.

A few fun facts

  • Click the "+" button to zoom in on the form.

  • Click the "-" button to zoom out on the form.

  • Click the blue "i" to view shortcut keys.

Step Thirteen: Click the "Save" button to save your standard based report card form.

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