More Details about Developing Standards-Based Report Cards

General Information  
Author(s)Thomas R Guskey and Jane M Bailey
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish YearOctober 2013


Although schools have moved toward standards-based curriculum and instruction, grading practices and reporting systems have remained largely unchanged. Helping school leaders gain support for transitioning from traditional to standards-based report cards, this practical resource guides educators in aligning assessment and reporting practices with standards-based education and providing more detailed reports of children's learning and achievement.
A standards-based report card breaks down each subject area into specific elements of learning to offer parents and educators a more thorough description of each child's progress toward proficiency. 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

Filled with examples of standards-based report cards that can be adapted to a school's needs, Developing Standards-Based Report Cards shows district and school administrators how to establish reporting practices that facilitate learning.