Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading
By (author) Thomas R. Guskey
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Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading by Thomas R. Guskey
Book DescriptionAs schools increasingly focus on standards-based educational requirements, many educators face significant issues about equitable grading policies for diverse student populations. This edited volume distinguishes critical concerns around standards-based grading from those less consequential and describes the research base for each issue as it relates to grading and reporting. Relating the research to implications for better practice, the contributors offer specific suggestions for improving grading policies and practices at the school and classroom levels. Their insightful essays offer practical responses for serious questions such as: - Why is grading inconsistent across states and districts? - Why do students' report card grades and classroom performance vary? - How can teachers assign fair and accurate grades to students with special learning needs? - How can educators assign fair and accurate grades to English Language Learners and effectively communicate the meaning of those grades to parents or guardians? - What are the legal issues that influence grading and reporting policies in an era of high-stakes accountability?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412967259
(254mm x 178mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas R. Guskey
Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Data, Paperback (August 2014)
A practical guide for educational leaders on deeply understanding and implementing the Learning Forward Standard for Professional Learning: Data.
Answers to Essential Questions About Standards, Assessments, Grading, and Reporting, Paperback (January 2013)
Easy to use guide on assessment for learning, answering common questions about 21st century standards and grading considerations.
Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners, Paperback (October 2011)
The authors' standards-based inclusive grading model helps teachers set expectations, implement appropriate accommodations and modifications, and communicate grading to students and their families.
Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by Thomas R. Guskey
Providing a clear framework, this volume helps headteachers align assessment and reporting practices with standards-based education and develop more detailed reports of children's learning and progress.
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Author Biography - Thomas R. Guskey
Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. He is the author/editor of 18 books and over 200 articles published in prominent research journals as well as Educational Leadership, Kappan, and School Administrator. Dr. Guskey served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, on the Task Force to develop the National Standards for Staff Development, and recently was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, which also honored him in 2006 for his outstanding contribution relating research to practice. His most recent books include Developing Standards-Based Report Cards (2010), Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading (Ed.) (2009), The Principal as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), The Teacher as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), and Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (Ed.) (2006).
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