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Developing Standards-Based Report Cards

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards

First Edition

November 2013 | 248 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

Develop standards-based report cards that are meaningful to students, parents, and educators!

Although schools have moved toward standards-based curriculum and instruction, grading practices and reporting systems have remained largely unchanged. Helping school leaders gain support for transitioning from traditional to standards-based report cards, this practical resource guides educators in aligning assessment and reporting practices with standards-based education and providing more detailed reports of children's learning and achievement.

A standards-based report card breaks down each subject area into specific elements of learning to offer parents and educators a more thorough description of each child's progress toward proficiency. This accessible volume

 - Provides a clear framework for developing standards-based report cards
 - Shows how to communicate with parents, students, and other stakeholders about changes
 - Illustrates how to achieve grading consistency without increasing teachers' workloads or violating their professional autonomy

Filled with examples of standards-based report cards that can be adapted to a school's needs, Developing Standards-Based Report Cards shows district and school administrators how to establish reporting practices that facilitate learning.

Getting Started
The Importance of Standards
Defining the Purpose
Developing Reporting Standards
Essential Steps in Development: Part I
Essential Steps in Development: Part II
Special Cases: Secondary Schools, Special Education, and Gifted Education
Additional Development Issues
Beyond the Report Card: Developing a Reporting System

Guskey and Bailey offer realistic solutions to improving how educators communicate a student's academic progress to all stakeholders. The authors' work provides faculties with the research, step-by-step guidelines, and reporting templates needed to begin the dialogue for developing a standards-based report card. Without a doubt, this work is a model for schools that want to improve their system of grading and reporting. It certainly has transformed ours!

Jeffrey Erickson, Assistant Principal
Minnetonka High School, MN

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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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ISBN: 9788132116158