Ah, the age-old nostalgic report cards. I remember bringing them home for my parents to see my various academic achievements, where my ‘achievements’ back at the time meant me barely passing all the subjects.
The tabulated format of subjects started from English, Science and Mathematics going down to the end where subjects like arts and crafts lay deftly buried (and where my father’s eye wouldn’t even bother looking), is the report card I remember as it flew to my face from my father’s enthusiastic throw.
Bringing a change to this ancient format of report cards, Dentsu Webchutney, the digital arm of Dentsu Aegis Network, and KAEdu—an educational consultancy company, have introduced the Progressive Report Card.
Giving importance to all the subjects is a need of the hour as our understanding about our children’s unique talents and abilities, whether it is a math wiz, to a budding artist, has expanded, and we know that each can contribute to the society equally.
This is what the progressive report card aims to bring. Equality among all the subjects, by distributing the subjects on a circular report card. The circular design nudges parents to distribute their attention equally to all subjects and draws from a well-established theory of perception.
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Interested schools and parents can sign up for the initiative (here) and schools that wish to include the Progressive Report Card in their curriculum, will receive an instructional design kit which helps them achieve the same.
So far, the Progressive Report Card has been piloted across schools in eight states and aims to replace the traditional report card in at least one school in every Indian state, during the academic year 2018-19. This video is brought to you by them, and hopefully, my father sees it too!