Some states require homeschool reporting, and some don’t. Even if they aren’t required by your state, these free printable progress reports can help you record your student’s performance and provide benefits for your homeschool journey.
Benefits of Progress Reports for Homeschoolers
Here are a few reasons why report cards and progress reports are a benefit to your homeschool.
(Note: These are not in order of importance because we all may find a benefit that means more to our specific homeschool.)
Kids Want to Know Their Grades
My kids enjoy seeing how they are doing compared to previous years and even compared to each other. It is a huge confidence booster when they see their grades improve. A decrease in grade helps motivate them for next time.
Progress Reports Track Progress
Tracking my kids’ progress is like crossing off a huge item off my to-do list. Once it is done, I can evaluate what to do next.
Tracking progress provides me with the information I need to gauge my homeschool’s progress. Do I need to slow down? Do I need to review or provide more challenging tasks? These reports provide important information I can’t just pass up.
Use Progress Reports as Incentives
I am all about rewarding good work. I don’t give my kids anything they want. I warn them every time we leave the house to not ask for a thing.
However, when they have been working hard, I love to reward them with little things or even big things. Since I don’t get them gifts often, they appreciate everything they get.
So, having a report card and progress report to celebrate by rewarding my kids when they do well is a win/win for the whole family.
Progress Reports Build Memories and Confidence
Reports showing a child’s efforts are something to be cherished. When students understand that their progress is important, it builds their confidence and can help push them to work harder.
Progress Reports Can Include Constructive Criticism
Gut-wrenching true report cards and progress reports build your child’s ability to take constructive criticism. They are able to see their grades or your comments and use them to improve for the next report.
Progress Reports Highlight Strengths
When you can track what your child might be good at, you can sculpt future lessons towards their interests. Students can also figure out their future interests by some of the subjects they enjoy.
Are they good at math? Maybe becoming an accountant is an option. Are they good at writing? They might enjoy writing for a living. STEM lovers may build on their interests as a doctor or engineer.
When it comes to report cards and progress reports, it’s a “yes” for me and my kids.
Free Printable Progress Reports for Teachers
Explore these free progress reports and progress charts to use with your students.
Homeschool Progress Report Template – Our free progress report templates can be used for semesters, individual subjects, and even track daily progress.
Free Printable Report Cards
- Homeschool FREE Report Cards | A2Z Homeschooling
- FREE Homeschool Report Card | Flanders Family
- Printable Homeschool Grade Record FREE | Paradise Praises
- FREE Printable Homeschool Report Card | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Homeschool Transcripts and Report Card Templates for FREE | Homeschool Curriculum
- 5 Reasons Homeschoolers Should Use Report Cards (Plus FREE Printables) | Intoxicated on Life
Free Grade Keeping Templates
- FREE Narrative Report Card Template for Your Homeschool | Gifted at Home
- How to Make a Homeschool Report Card (FREE Printable) | Paradise Praises
- FREE Homeschool Report Card | Blessed Beyond a Doubt
- Assessments and Report Cards (FREE) | Mrs. Wills Kindergarten
- FREE Printable: Homeschool End of Year Form | Little Crunchy
- Report Card and Grade Records for Homeschoolers (FREE) | Donna Young
- Reading and Writing Report Card Comments (FREE) | Timesavers for Teachers
- Kindergarten Goal Chart – FREEBIE | Keeping My Kiddo Busy
- Homeschool FREE Grade Book and Report Card Template | Homeschool.com
- End of the Year Homeschool FREE Evaluation Form | Mommy Octopus
- Homeschool FREEBIES: Report Cards and Progress Reports | Kay for Kids
Free Grade Trackers
- How To Track Grades and Transcripts for High School Homeschool | Layers of Learning
- Kindergarten Report Card and Assessment Kit – FREEBIE | Keeping My Kiddo Busy
- FREE Printable Kindergarten Report Card Templates | Love to Know
- Kindergarten Report Card Assessments | Apples and ABCs
- FREE Weekly Editable Report Card | Mrs. Jones Creation Station
- Student Report Card Writing Tips and Sampled FREE | Nyla’s Crafty Teaching
Free Progress Report Printables
- Homeschool Progress Report With Example: What Parents Need to Know | Bright Hub Education
- Progress Reports – Quick and Easy and FREE | Engaging Teaching
- Preschool Progress Report – FREE | Caylee Amott
- How to Write a Homeschool Progress Report | Thought Co.
- FREE Printable Preschool Progress Reports | Love to Know
- 25+ Progress Report Comments For SLPs | Super Power Speech
- FREE – Download Editable Progress Report Card | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Free Printable Progress Reports for Teachers
- FREE Preschool Progress Reports | Preschool Plan It
- Student Progress Report (FREE) | Teacher Printables
- FREEBIE Progress Report Templates | School House Talk
- 5 Tips to Write Detailed Homeschool Progress Report | KidsKonnect
- FREE Progress Report Downloads | Abeka
- Yearly Progress Report Word Doc (FREE) | Mama of Letters
Printable Progress Charts
- FREE Rewards Chart for Progress | Kid Pointz
- Progress Behavior Charts FREE and General Progress Charts | Kid Pointz
- FREE Printable Goal Charts for Kids | Mom 4 Real
- Printable Robot Progress Chart (FREE) | Create in the Chaos
- FREE Progress and Reward Chart Printables | Dri-Sleeper
- Printable FREE Progress Chart | Create in the Chaos
- FREE Progress Chart | Classroom Freebies Too!
- Weekly Progress Chart (FREEBIE) | AshesMarTEACH
- Student Progress Chart (FREE) | Sage on the Stage
- FREE Progress Chart: Sweet Progress | Schoolhouse Treasures
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!