ERIC Number: ED346469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Language Arts Report Cards: Eleven Teachers' Conflicts of Knowing and Communicating. Report Series 3.6.
Afflerbach, Peter P.; Johnston, Peter H.
A study investigated the writing of language arts report cards. Eleven elementary teachers from three districts volunteered to compose report cards while thinking aloud. The teachers worked in districts that exerted varying degrees of control over teachers' choice of language arts instructional materials and assessment. Analysis of the 75 report card protocols indicated that teachers wrote report cards for specific purposes and audiences, and consideration of the audience and purpose influenced the information that teachers included. While writing report cards, teachers faced conflicts that revolved around issues of how best to evaluate literacy, the ability of the report card to adequately accommodate teachers' knowledge of students, and the congruence between instructional goals and the content and form of reporting required by the report card. (A table presenting the format of language arts report cards in the three districts is included.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Research Council.