Snapshot: The move to standards-based report cards is a huge mental shift for you and your staff, not to mention your students and parents. It’s easy to overlook the many practical issues and implications involved in making this conversion, which means a lot of unexpected hassles and headaches for you down the line. Avoid these problems with thoughtful and systematic planning and preparation.
Grading expert Thomas Guskey will walk you through a process for converting to standards-based reporting of student grades. Tom will present many practical ideas, share best practices and address critical questions as he guides you through the steps. If you are already using standards-based report cards, this is a chance to refine your thinking and practices with a top expert.
- How to reach consensus on the purpose of grades and report cards
- Strategies for better communication with families about changes in grading
- The best reporting format for standards-based report cards
- How to inform and involve parents in reform efforts