This is a great way to make sure your conferences stay on topic!
It breaks your conference into four sections. It is used to discuss the student's strengths and struggles, then as a team you can set a goal for the upcoming semester and a way to achieve that goal. At the end of the conference, everyone signs it, this way the whole "team" is held accountable in helping to student succeed! Also included is a list of student goals ideas.
I have students attend the conferences with the parents. Students LOVE to hear their parents and teachers identify their strengths, many don't get to hear it on a regular basis