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ERIC Number: ED509343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Grading and Reporting in a Standards-Based Environment: Implications for Students with Special Needs
Jung, Lee Ann; Guskey, Thomas R.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, Apr 2009)
Teachers at all levels of education today struggle in their efforts to assign fair, accurate, and meaningful grades to students with disabilities, especially those placed in general education classrooms. Lacking specific policies or recommendations, most teachers apply informal, individual grading adaptations for such students. Although these idiosyncratic adaptations are made to ensure continued effort and protect these students' self-images, the result is grades that communicate little about the students' actual performance or level of achievement. This article describes a 5-step process that teachers can use to provide fair and meaningful grades to students with disabilities within a standards-based classroom environment. Two additional resources for classroom use are listed. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act