Overview
Biography
Publications
Conferences and Workshops
Links
Ask the Grade Doctor
Contact Me
Links
  

 
Ask The Grade Doctor

Full Question Detail

Return to All Questions

Question

If a student receives instruction at a grade level above or below his/her assigned grade level, should the report card grade on a standards-based report card be stated for how well the student meets the standards of the grade level of instruction or for the grade level designation of the student? For example, an advanced third grade student might go to a fourth grade classroom for all math instruction. Should the student automatically be reported as one who exceeds standards in math? Or should the grade reflect the true work of the student?

2013-03-12
John McCauley
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Using your example the report card for the child in third grade should indicate the level of
achievement on the standards of fourth grade with the indication that this is a modified
grade. The fact that the modification is that the child is receiving instruction above the third
grade must also be communicated clearly.

 

 

Top