ERIC Number: ED106915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effective Student Grading and Progress Reporting.
Procunier, Robert W.
Serious drawbacks can be cited for almost every form of student performance evaluation. The typical A-B-C-D report seldom tells anything really meaningful; the arguments against this system are many--unless you have straight A offspring. Written comments or reports are good if they tell, in a meaningful way, what the student is accomplishing in school. But teachers often lapse into cliches or vague generalizations, and the comments often reflect a teacher's personal reaction to the child, rather than a report of academic progress. The parent-teacher conference is valuable if it is well planned and conducted, and if sufficient time is allowed for the conference. One other point--all conferences should include the student as well as the parent and teacher. If a child is to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually, he or she must participate in the evaluation of the process. During the last two years, our district has been moving toward an individualized curricular program. To make our reporting procedure more effective, we must add to our trait checklist, with comments, a summarization of the basic skills attained by each child. This tells the parent just what specific skills the child has acquired as a result of his school work. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (35th, Miami Beach, Florida, April 1975)