ERIC Number: EJ896431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Grading Exceptional Learners
Jung, Lee Ann; Guskey, Thomas R.
Educational Leadership, v67 n5 p31-35 Feb 2010
Teachers often grapple with the challenge of giving report card grades to students with learning disabilities and English language learners. The authors offer a five-step model that "offers a fair, accurate, and legal way to adapt the grading process for exceptional learners." The model begins with a high-quality reporting system for all students that bases grades on clearly articulated standards for student learning and that provides separate grades for three types of learning criteria: products, processes, and progress. Teachers then follow the five steps to identify standards for which a particular student needs special support, to develop modified standards when necessary, and to assign clear grades on the basis of performance on the modified standards.
Descriptors: Report Cards, Student Needs, Grades (Scholastic), Learning Disabilities, Second Language Learning, Academic Standards, Grading, Special Needs Students, English (Second Language), Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Misconceptions
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