Now in paperback, this is a no-nonsense guide to demystify the numerous new grading and reporting systems that parents encounter. This book helps parents make sense of their child’s grades and report cards and gives the information parents need to become better advocates and partners in their child’s academic success.
How’s My Kid Doing? explains the advantages and shortcomings of different reporting methods, and offers strategies for working with teachers and children to improve the system. Thomas Guskey, a top expert on grading systems, provides concrete suggestions for improving communications with teachers and shows how parents can help their children use report cards as a tool for improving their performance. He also demonstrates how newsletters, web pages, phone calls, open houses, and other school-home interactions can become effective tools for parents to support their children’s success in school.
-Identifies the pros and cons of different grading and reporting methods.
-Provides concrete suggestions for improving school-home communications.
-Shows how parents can help their children use report cards as a tool for improving their performance.
-Author Thomas Guskey is a leading expert on grading systems.
-Answer the most frequently asked questions about plus and minus grades, grading on the curve, standards, and narrative -evaluations.
-Featuring a new resource section with useful websites, organizations, and checklists.
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