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When reporting using a outcome-based report card, would you recommend
reporting the level of achievement based on year-end goals and
standards and expectations (for mid-year report cards that we are
required to produce)or reporting the level of achievement based on
expectations for the point of year the report card is being issued.
For example: writing in grade 3...do you report current level of
achievement based on what you would expect at the end of grade 3 or
what you would expect at this time of the year. And then also, how do
you recommend communicating it to parents and students.
Thank you in advance for your insights. I appreciated your keynote
presentation at the AAC conference in Edmonton.

2013-10-21
Jen
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Both are appropriate for making judgments about student achievement at a point in time.
Personally I prefer reporting on what is expected at the time of the report card but reporting
against year-end standards is not wrong. What is necessary is a that a choice be made and
that whatever it is that it be communicated clearly to teachers, parents and students.

 

 

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