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Developing Grading and Reporting Systems for Student Learning
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Developing Grading and Reporting Systems for Student Learning



October 2000 | 240 pages | Corwin
Teachers, parents, students, administrators and community members all generally agree that we need better grading and reporting systems. Here is the first serious look at the issue to provide all involved with a coherent and thoughtful framework. The goal to develop a deeper and more reflective understanding of the various aspects of the subject, and to bring some organization and clarity to this topic.
 
Introduction
 
Defining the Impetus for Change
 
Exploring the History of Grading and Reporting
 
Laying a Foundation for Change
 
Building a Grading and Reporting System
 
Grading and Reporting Methods I
Letter Grades, Percentage Grades and Other Categorical Grading  
 
Grading and Reporting Methods II
Standards-Based, Pass/Fail, Mastery Grading and Narratives  
 
Grading and Reporting for Students with Special Needs
 
Special Problems in Grading and Reporting
 
Model Reporting Forms
 
Guidelines for Developing Effective Reporting Systems

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Thomas R. Guskey

Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. He is the author/editor of 18 books and over 200 articles published in prominent research journals as well as Educational Leadership, Kappan, and School Administrator. Dr. Guskey served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission... More About Author

Jane M. Bailey

Jane Bailey grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan State University, and embarked on her career in public education teaching English and reading at Petoskey High School in Petoskey, Michigan. She went on to serve as high school principal in Alanson and Harbor Springs, Michigan; as staff development coordinator at the Char-Em Intermediate School District in Charlevoix, Michigan; and as director for curriculum and staff development for the Petoskey Public Schools, from which she retired in 2008. She was a nationally known education consultant, a gifted presenter, and co-author of three books on... More About Author

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