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Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners
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Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners



October 2012 | 128 pages | Corwin
Students with disabilities and those who are English language learners often struggle in school and pose real challenges to teachers who need to communicate the degree of their learning on a report card.This practitioner-friendly book provides general education teachers and administrators with a clear, step-by-step process for assigning fair and meaningful grades to struggling students, including students with IEPs, those receiving intensive intervention through an RTI model, and ELLs. The book contains sample report cards for elementary and secondary levels, several example progress reports, and a graphic to illustrate the authors' original inclusive grading model.
 
About the Authors
 
1. The Challenges of Grading Struggling Learners
 
2. A Foundation for Change
 
3. The Inclusive Grading Model
 
4. Accommodations and Modifications
 
5. Measuring Progress on Modified Standards With Gerry M. Swan
 
6. Facilitating Change
 
7. Frequently Asked Questions About Grading Struggling Learners
 
Conclusion
 
References
 
Index

"The model presented in this book is the best one I know for approaching the difficult task of grading exceptional and struggling learners. It makes sense, and it honors principles of learning, instruction, and validity of measurement. Examples show how the model applies to a variety of struggling students. The book is clear and readable. I recommend it for teachers at all levels."

Susan M. Brookhart, Education Consultant
Brookhart Enterprises LLC, Helena, MT

"This new book represents a practical resource for all teachers and administrators whose goal is to provide appropriate and equitable assessment practices for students who may be at risk for academic failure. It is especially refreshing to see the way Lee Ann Jung and Thomas Guskey pay special attention to the fair treatment of English Language Learners included in this volume."

Andrea Honigsfeld, Professorand Co-Authorof Collaboration and Co-Teaching
Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

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Chapter 1: The Challenges of Grading Struggling Learners


Lee Ann Jung

LEE ANN JUNG is associate professor of special education at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Jung is a graduate of Auburn University and has worked in the field of special education since 1994 as a teacher, administrator, consultant, and researcher. She is a national presenter on topics of family involvement, inclusion, IEP/IFSP development, and grading and reporting progress of exceptional learners. She has authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters and has received in excess of $3 million in funding to support personnel preparation and research. She is an editorial board member for three special education journals and has... More About Author

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

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ISBN: 9781412988339
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