Developing Standards-Based Report Cards
  • Developing Standards-Based Report Cards
  • Developing Standards-Based Report Cards

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards

by Thomas R. Guskey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412940877

ISBN-13: 9781412940870

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Develop standards-based report cards that are meaningful to students, parents, and educators!

Helping school leaders gain support for transitioning from traditional to standards-based report cards, this book guides educators in aligning assessment and reporting practices with standards-based education and providing more detailed reports of children’s

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Overview

Develop standards-based report cards that are meaningful to students, parents, and educators!

Helping school leaders gain support for transitioning from traditional to standards-based report cards, this book guides educators in aligning assessment and reporting practices with standards-based education and providing more detailed reports of children’s learning and progress. This accessible volume:

  • Provides a clear framework for developing standards-based report cards
  • Shows how to communicate with parents, students, and other stakeholders about changes
  • Illustrates how to achieve grading consistency without increasing teachers’ workloads or violating their professional autonomy
  • Includes examples of standards-based report cards that can be adapted to a school’s needs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412940870
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
239
Sales rank:
365,664
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Getting Started
The Difficulty of Change
The Need for Change
Why Standards Instead of Letter Grades?
Guiding Premises
Our Purpose
Our Organizational Scheme
Our Hope
2. The Importance of Standards
Defining "Standards "
Five Essential Understandings
Standards-Based Report Card Development Levels
Summary
3. Defining the Purpose
Purpose Questions
Leading Discussions About Purpose
Key Questions in Defining the Purpose
Making the Purpose Clear
Method Follows Purpose
Purpose Determines the Development Process
Multiple Purposes Means Multiple Reporting Elements
Focus on a "Reporting System "
Summary
4. Developing Reporting Standards
Reporting Standards
The Development Process
Three Types of Learning Goals
Conflicts in Reporting on Different Learning Goals
Meaning Solutions to the Conflicts
Summary
5. Essential Steps in Development: Part I
Crucial Questions in the Development Process
Summary
6. Essential Steps in Development: Part II
Additional Crucial Questions in the Development Process
Summary
7. Developing Reporting Forms
Defining the Purpose
Selecting the Method Based on the Purpose
Effective Reporting Forms
Combining Methods of Reporting
Format and Graphic Layouts
Design Processes
Additional Sample Reporting Forms
8. Piloting and Revising
Broad-Based Involvement
Focus Groups
Parent, Teacher, and Student Surveys
Test-Driven Reporting
Back to the Drawing Board
Informing the Community
Professional Development
Parent Education Programs
9. Beyond the Report Card: Developing a Reporting System
The Importance of Purpose
The Challenge of Communications
Tools for a Comprehensive Reporting System
Guidelines for Better Practice
Summary
References
Index

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