ERIC Number: ED447177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Grading and Reporting Student Progress in an Age of Standards.
Trumbull, Elise, Ed.; Farr, Beverly, Ed.
The essays in this collection offer a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of communicating effectively about student achievement. Discussions of concepts related to grading and reporting progress are mixed with practical advice. The chapters are: (1) "Grading Practices; An Overview of the Issues" (Beverly P. Farr); (2) "Why Do We Grade--and Should We" (Elise Trumbull); (3) "Technical Issues of Grading Methods" (John Carr); (4) "Grading and Standards-Based Assessment" (Kathleen Busick); (5) "How To Design a Model Standards-Based Accountability System" (Louise Bay Waters); (6) "Avoiding Bias in Grading Systems" (Elise Trumbull); (7) "Grading and Special Populations" (Henriette W. Langdon and Elsie Trumbull); (8) "Reporting to Parents and the Community" (Tanja Bisesi, Roger Farr, Beth Greene, and Elizabeth Haydel); and (9) "Taking Steps toward Standards-Based Report Cards" (John Carr and Beverly Farr). An afterword by Ursula Casanova summarizes some themes from these discussions. Each chapter contains references. (Contains 17 figures and 36 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Grades (Scholastic), Grading
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Note: Foreword by Rick Stiggins.