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Welsh, Megan E.; D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Kaniskan, Burcu – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2013
Standards-based progress reports (SBPRs) require teachers to grade students using the performance levels reported by state tests and are an increasingly popular report card format. They may help to increase teacher familiarity with state standards, encourage teachers to exclude nonacademic factors from grades, and/or improve communication with…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Report Cards, State Standards
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Kopriva, Rebecca J.; Emick, Jessica E.; Hipolito-Delgado, Carlos Porfirio; Cameron, Catherine A. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2007
Does it matter if students are appropriately assigned to test accommodations? Using a randomized method, this study found that individual students assigned accommodations keyed to their particular needs were significantly more efficacious for English language learners (ELLs) and that little difference was reported between students receiving…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Student Needs, Testing Accommodations, English (Second Language)