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ERIC Number: ED313451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Curriculum Mapping: Congruence of Arkansas Course Content Guides and Reporting Forms.
Bell, David; And Others
Data from 202 out of 311 surveyed school districts in Arkansas were collected to assess the congruence of course content guides, developed under administrative mandate by the school districts, with associated parental reporting forms. The guides outline skills associated with three instructional/skill levels--basic, developmental, and extensions--within each subject area at each grade level. Skills are measured by the Minimum Performance Test, given each year to students in third, sixth, and eighth grades. Promotion from the eighth grade depends upon mastery of the basic skills listed in the five content guides for reading, mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Teachers must report each child's progress to parents via a form created by the school. Results of the survey indicate that: (1) 99% of the schools used some form or letter for reporting; (2) 42% used a combination of letter grades and percentage grades; (3) 57% used letter grades only; (4) one school used a parent conference form instead of a report card; and (5) two schools used a computer in reporting grades to parents. In general, the reporting forms were not congruent with the expressions used in the course content guides. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas