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ERIC Number: ED538598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-6
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Standards Based Report Cards. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Principals' Partnership
With the increased focus on standards-based education, more and more states, districts and school are becoming interested in standards-based grading and report cards. Hawaii, for example, is a state that is working hard on its "Standards Implementation Design" (SID), including standards-based report cards. As a component of Maine's Local Assessment System, schools have the need to report student progress as it relates to the four (4) performance levels as defined by the Maine Education Assessment (4th, 8th, & 11th grade testing): (1) Does not meet the standard; (2) Partially meets the standard; (3) Meets the standard; and (4) Exceeds the standard. Although standards-based report cards are not required, it is a logical next step. It seems that many jurisdictions across the country are phasing in standards-based report cards, beginning with the elementary grades and then adding the middle schools and high schools in later years. But most of those jurisdictions seem to still rely on proficiency testing for high school students, even though more and more high schools seem to be exploring standards-based report cards. (Contains 22 online resources.)
Principals' Partnership. Available from: Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Principals' Partnership; Union Pacific Foundation