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Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)

This paper describes a major initiative in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to develop a statewide, standards-based, student report card for reporting the learning progress of individual students at all grade levels (K-12). Led by a team of researchers with expertise in grading and reporting, 36 educators from three diverse school districts created two reporting forms: one for elementary and another for secondary level. These reporting forms were piloted by 41 teachers who distributed both the new form and the traditional report card to parents/guardians during the school year. Information gathered through surveys administered to teachers, parents/guardians, and students was used to determine satisfaction with the new forms and to guide revisions. Plans are currently in place to expand applications and professional development, enhance technical support, and establish a basis for statewide implementation. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)

Descriptors: Report Cards, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, State Standards, Program Attitudes, Student Records, Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Mail Surveys, Teacher Attitudes

Autor: Guskey, Thomas R.; Swan, Gerry M.; Jung, Lee Ann


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