This is a progress report that I have students fill out about themselves and how they feel they are doing mid-quarter. Students list their biggest success(es), biggest challenge(s), and set at least one goal to work towards for the remainder of the quarter. They also grade themselves in different areas.
I have found it extremely helpful to my students because they are more reflective of how they are doing and less focused on letter grades. They seem to enjoy being able to give themselves grades, and they are generally pretty honest about it, especially since they know I will attach this form to the grades I've assigned in each subject. I think it gives parents a good idea of how their child is doing (especially since there may not be many grades at mid-quarter time).