Report Card Grading and Adaptations

A National Survey of Classroom Practices

William Bursuck, Edward A. Polloway, Lisa Plante, Michael H Epstein, Madhavi Jayanthi, Jan Mcconeghy

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Abstract

A national survey of elementary and secondary general education teachers (N = 368, response rate of 52%) was conducted to determine the classroom grading practices of general education teachers, including grading adaptations for students with disabilities. Results of this self-report survey indicated that teachers find letter and number grades more helpful for students without disabilities than for those with disabilities. Results also indicated that teachers find certain grading adaptations - such as pass-fail grades, portfolios, multiple grades, and grading for effort - helpful for students both with and without disabilities. Implications for training, research, and practice are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-318
Number of pages18
JournalExceptional Children
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Bursuck, W., Polloway, E. A., Plante, L., Epstein, M. H., Jayanthi, M., & Mcconeghy, J. (1996). Report Card Grading and Adaptations: A National Survey of Classroom Practices. Exceptional Children, 62(4), 301-318. https://doi.org/10.1177/001440299606200402

Report Card Grading and Adaptations : A National Survey of Classroom Practices. / Bursuck, William; Polloway, Edward A.; Plante, Lisa; Epstein, Michael H; Jayanthi, Madhavi; Mcconeghy, Jan.

In: Exceptional Children, Vol. 62, No. 4, 01.01.1996, p. 301-318.

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Bursuck, W, Polloway, EA, Plante, L, Epstein, MH, Jayanthi, M & Mcconeghy, J 1996, 'Report Card Grading and Adaptations: A National Survey of Classroom Practices', Exceptional Children, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 301-318. https://doi.org/10.1177/001440299606200402
Bursuck W, Polloway EA, Plante L, Epstein MH, Jayanthi M, Mcconeghy J. Report Card Grading and Adaptations: A National Survey of Classroom Practices. Exceptional Children. 1996 Jan 1;62(4):301-318. https://doi.org/10.1177/001440299606200402
Bursuck, William ; Polloway, Edward A. ; Plante, Lisa ; Epstein, Michael H ; Jayanthi, Madhavi ; Mcconeghy, Jan. / Report Card Grading and Adaptations : A National Survey of Classroom Practices. In: Exceptional Children. 1996 ; Vol. 62, No. 4. pp. 301-318.
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