What is a one-page report?

A one-page report is a single page document that summarizes data, findings, or recommendations. It’s generally a stand-alone document that supplements a longer report, data set, or presentation. It is intentionally kept to one page in order to highlight key information to a specified audience for a predetermined purpose.

Check out our real-life examples of one-page reports. These examples are intended to spark your imagination about how you might use one-page reports in your own practice.

Why create a one-page report?

A one-page report of key information, targeted at a specific audience catches readers’ attention, is easily digestible, and fits in with the busy schedules of stakeholders.

Evaluation differs from research in its commitment to the utility and use of results. Creating one-page reports is one way to increase the utility of your evaluation.

How to get started?

We have created a simple 10-step process to follow. Each of the 10 steps has been broken out into four areas, Building the Foundations, Drafting, Visual Strategies, and Final Touches.

Access our 10-step guide, worksheets, and other tools in on the tools page.

One-Page Report Experts

Emma Leeburg

Western Michigan University

Lyssa Wilson Becho

Western Michigan University

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