ERIC Number: ED148031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reporting Pupil Progress: Policies, Procedures, and Systems. ERS Report.
Kunder, Linda H.; Porwoll, Paul J.
After reviewing the controversy over traditional grading systems, the pros and cons of various grading systems, and recent practices in reporting and marking pupil progress, the authors present the results of a survey in which 341 districts responded about their reporting and marking practices. The results are broken down by the size of the district, educational level, the standards used in measuring achievement, school board policy statements, methods of recording grades on permanent records, proportion of districts making changes in their practices in the past five years, the frequency of reporting, and the percentage of districts currently considering changing their grading and reporting practices. Kindergarten, where checklist grading is predominant, is the only level at which letter grading is not the most common method of reporting student progress. Twenty-four examples of current practices are also presented. These examples cover three areas--school board policy statements on reporting pupil progress, guidelines and procedures for reporting pupil progress, and sample report cards and pupil evaluation forms, from kindergarten through senior high school. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Achievement Rating, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grades (Scholastic), Guidelines, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Kindergarten, National Surveys, Pass Fail Grading, Program Descriptions, Records (Forms), Report Cards, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data)
Educational Research Service, Inc., 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.