Report cards are a simple template of where students stand in different areas including the academic subjects, the extra curricular activities and behavior. Every term the report cards were update for the students considering the student activities in that term.
Report cards helped easily understand how students performed across different areas, where their strengths were, where their weaknesses were, how students compared against each other in different disciplines and how students progressed term to term. It is a simple, yet powerful and effective template.
IYS Skills Profile is like the Reports Cards - a simple structured representation of skills across different dimensions of skills. Skills Profile conveys the skills that has a person has and the proficiencies in those skills. In the case of Skills Profile the same structure and template can be used for the two fundamental constructs of the talents space - job profiles and people profiles.
Like Report cards it can then be useful in many ways. Easy identification of strengths and weaknesses of one's skills, comparison of profiles of people, tracking progress on development, setting development plans and such.