ERIC Number: ED333984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Scarborough K-8 Non-Graded Model.
Bellemere, Beth; And Others
This report describes the nongraded program for instruction that was developed by faculty and administrators in the public elementary schools of Scarborough, Maine. The program was designed to provide parents with a choice of educational placement for their children. Sections of the report offer background information on the program and an overview of its assessment and reporting procedures. The program contains three levels: (1) primary, for 5- through 8-year-olds; (2) intermediate, for 8- through 11-year-olds; and (3) middle school, for 11- through 14-year-olds. The curriculum is theme-based, allowing interconnections between the subjects of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, health, and art. Assessments of each child's learning and development are accomplished by a variety of means: teacher observations, individual reading and writing conferences, samples of the child's work, and ongoing checklists in the areas of literacy and mathematics. Several samples of student assessment and reporting forms, guidelines, and a rationale for the use of portfolios to document student progress in primary and intermediate grades, are included. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scarborough School District, ME.
Identifiers: Scarborough School District ME
Note: Paper presented at the High Scope Policy Conference (Ypsilanti, MI, October 10-12, 1990).