Definition of report card in English:

report card

noun

North american
  • 1A teacher's written assessment of a student's work, progress, and conduct, sent home to a parent or guardian.

    • ‘The ‘family’ window includes a framed 1953 picture of Voss' mother with her report card and a picture of his grandmother on her 100th birthday.’
    • ‘Add them all up and you'll begin to grasp why kids today are getting a flunking grade in conduct on the great report card of public opinion.’
    • ‘To assist me in my evaluation, I will employ the circa 1981-88 Fairfax County, Virginia elementary school report card.’
    • ‘His grades had dropped dramatically, from A's and B's to C's and D's, even an F on his last report card.’
    • ‘They know the best ways to smuggle crib sheets, steal exam papers and generally outfox teachers in a bid to gain glowing report cards, whilst doing no real work.’
    • ‘Despite Reuven's straight A report card in school, he is lonely and sad.’
    • ‘Did you know that we get report cards Thursday?’
    • ‘It reversed our feelings of shame about our actual high school report cards.’
    • ‘Show your parents your report card, and make sure it's full of A's.’
    • ‘Okafor is a rarity: a true student-athlete, he carried a 3.8 GPA through his Finance major at university and once cried as a boy because he got a ‘B’ on his report card.’
    • ‘Still, no matter how good or bad the report card, the vast majority of teenagers plan to honor their moms, and the other important women in their lives, this Mother's Day.’
    • ‘Last year, 22.4 million teenagers and young adults traded in their report cards for time cards and worked during the month of July, the traditional summertime peak for youth employment.’
    • ‘George Harrison left school in 1959, a working-class teenager with no qualifications and a report card that stated: ‘I cannot tell you what his work is like because he has not done any.’’
    • ‘Do you care when I got all A's on my report cards for the last two semesters?’
    1. 1.1An evaluation of performance.
      ‘Democrat legislators fared poorly in a recent report card’
      • ‘The Bill might also include a national report card, issued every three years, to determine how effectively America is making use of the older adult population.’
      • ‘When the managers scrutinize a salesperson's ‘daily report card,’ the fact that he or she has written lots of sales isn't enough.’
      • ‘The U.S. House Committee on Government Reform presented its annual cybersecurity report card in February.’
      • ‘Admittedly, report cards can become a political tool, but the authors argue that they can be a democratizing tool and facilitate constructive action to improve institutions and organizations.’
      • ‘The credit report is the grown-up's report card.’
      • ‘And it's the organic growth that is the report card on the health of the business.’
      • ‘Since her debut in 2001, the English guitarist and drummer released a string of wildly original albums that were nevertheless marked with the report card tag, ‘not quite living up to her potential.’’
      • ‘Basically the Feds get to write their own report card every month and they're not exactly loathe to take some liberties in compiling the numbers.’
      • ‘They're also looking for report cards on physicians and hospitals.’
      • ‘Financial commentators often point to the muddling, low gold price as to how all is well in the economy and administration officials point to a low gold price with pride, almost using it as a report card on the great job they have done.’
      • ‘He even asks me several times during my visit, and again after my return, for a report card: ‘How can I be a better manager?’’
      • ‘I believe that understanding this concept of Share of Inputs being a report card from customers is one of the most important things for retailers to come to grips with.’
      • ‘Any CEO could get a report card of A- and still fail because any one trait could undermine all the others.’
      • ‘Next year's cybersecurity report card will demand more from U.S. federal agencies.’
      • ‘So it may seem odd that I've been eager to get a report card from my employees on the eve of my first year as the editor-in-chief of Fast Company.’
      • ‘Korea's inflation rate is the one blemish on an otherwise solid report card, at least on the macroeconomic front.’
      • ‘As long as their budget and authority is carved out of IT, this will continue to be a report card that gives the public nightmares.’
      • ‘It's not just the report card - issued each year by a subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Reform - that bugs me.’
      • ‘Lorenzo Morris, professor of political science at Howard University, thinks the report card has its greatest impact in a close election.’
      • ‘The report card is generated by the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census.’

Pronunciation:

report card

/rəˈpôrt//rēˈpôrt kärd/