Grading and Reporting for ALL Students
Presented by: Tom Guskey, Lee Ann Jung
In this expansive course on the topic of reporting and grading, the focus is on the meaning of grades for parents and students. It explores whether teachers are consistent in giving grades and reviews common methods in grading students. Presenters Guskey and Jung challenge traditional practices and propose options that show how grading methods can be modified and combined to benefit students and their parents. Also included is a section on the challenges of grading struggling learners and students with disabilities or developmental delays. Jung and Guskey lay out a five-step inclusive grading model resulting in a system that showcases best practices for standards-based grading.
30 Clock Hours $199
1 Graduate Credit ** $304
3 Graduate Credits $499
** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.
Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. He is the author/editor of 18 books, over 200 published articles, and in 2010 was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Association of Educational Publishers. Dr. Guskey served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, on the Task Force to develop the National Standards for Staff Development, and in 2009 was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, which also honored him in 2006 for his outstanding contribution relating research to practice. His most recent books include Developing Standards-Based Report Cards (2010), Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading (Ed.) (2009), The Principal as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), The Teacher as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), and Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (Ed.) (2006).
Lee Ann Jung
Lee Ann Jung is Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Jung is a graduate of Auburn University and has worked in the field of special education since 1994 as a teacher, administrator, consultant, and researcher. She is a national presenter on topics of family involvement, inclusion, IEP/IFSP development, and grading and reporting progress of exceptional learners. She has authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters and has received in excess of $3 million in funding to support personnel preparation and research. She is an editorial board member for three special education journals and has served as guest editor for Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. Dr. Jung was named “Outstanding Junior Faculty Researcher” at the University of Kentucky in 2002. She serves on the governor-appointed council that advises Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services on matters of providing special education services to young children.