The Phenomenal Student

How do you make a student Phenomenal? I’ll tell you how.

To not bury the lead, the Phenomenal Student is a ten point scale that evaluates the overall student to give you a true Learner profile.

It’s broken down into three categories: intangibles, non-academic factors, academics factors.

After students are evaluated, they are broken into six different categories.

100(Phenomenal Student)

90-99 (Superstar Student)

80-89 (All-Star Student)

70-79 (Star Student)

60-69 (Solid Student)

59 or Under (Developing Student)

Since most people are visual, I put together a sample learner profile.

The Phenomenal Profile

Student Name: Student 1

Grade: 5th

Actual Grade (Date of Birth): 5th

Learning Style: Kinesthetic T


1. Efficacy (Work Ethic): 10

2. Behavior: 10

3. Leadership: 9

4. Growth Mindset: 10

Non-Academic Factors

5. Attendance: 10

6. Parental Involvement:8

Academic Factors

7. Reading Level: 10

8. Reading: 10

9. Math: 10

10. Writing: 10

Final Summary: 97 (Superstar Student)

Additional Comments: Student isn’t the most vocal but leads by example and by tutoring fellow students in Reading. In addition to that, her fellow classmates look up to her. She was Student of the Month and was a member of The Leadership Council.

Recommendations For Growth/Reinforcement: Moving forward, student should be used as a student helper and be put into AP courses at the middle school level.

My vision would be for students to have at least one learner profile done on them per year. It could measure their holistic growth.

In addition to evaluating the learner, The Phenomenal Student rating system could help schools shape classrooms for the upcoming school year and aid scholars new teachers in determining strengths and undeveloped strengths of their incoming students. To go along with that, it could help teacher determine what they need to focus on for each individual classroom. (Optimal for the elementary classroom)

A Sample Phenomenal Classroom

Over the next few weeks, I’ll reveal what goes into determining the rating for each metric…starting with work ethic on Tuesday.

Jeremiah Short, Influencer/Teacher

Published by Jeremiah Short

My name is Jeremiah Short, and I'm a educator with six years of experience. I love to teach and the overall craft of the profession. I've written one book on my journey(As I Took My Walk With God Volume I: I Stopped Wasting God's Time) with a second one way (As I Took My Walk With God Volume II: Greatness Was Upon Them). In addition to writing books, I've created several instructional routines: Word Power, T.I.D.E., Bloom's Units: Reading and The Phenomenal Classroom.

3 thoughts on “The Phenomenal Student

  1. I like this profile because it takes into account the whole child. I challenge you to create a rubric for each one of the areas. A scoring rubric would make this profile less subjective and create a product that you could market to others for their use.


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