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ERIC Number: EJ823944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Grading and Reporting in a Standards-Based Environment: Implications for Students with Special Needs
Guskey, Thomas R.; Jung, Lee Ann
Theory Into Practice, v48 n1 p53-62 Jan 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. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A