The Other Side of the Report Card

1st Edition

Assessing Students′ Social, Emotional, and Character Development

Maurice J. Elias; Joseph J. Ferrito; Dominic C. Moceri
eISBN-13: 9781506302201

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To better serve the whole child, look at the whole report card.



Students are more than their academic grades—you know it and their parents know it. The progress they make in social-emotional learning and character development is essential to their success in school and in life. But while educators have made great strides in improving grading for academic achievement, we’ve left too many teachers still guessing when it comes to outdated behavior ratings and comment sections.



That’s where this book comes in. Grounded in research and in the author’s work with teachers and administrators, it offers guidance on retooling report cards to better reflect the whole child, integrating SEL and CD into any school- or district-wide grading system. Resources include



Guided exercises for analyzing existing report cards
Samples and suggested report card designs
Tips on improving communication with parents
Case studies highlighting common challenges
Testimonials from teachers and students

"When you take report cards to the next level, you make sure that communication reflects all of the important characteristics of success—and ensure that students develop the skills they need for the future. This book brilliantly illuminates the key role played by social-emotional learning in each student’s development and it challenges the tradition of relegating the SEL/EQ observations to the back of the report card. If we want to develop better communities, this book shows the way."

Dr. Neil MacNeill PhD, EdD - Head Master

Ellenbrook Indpendent Primary School



"The ultimate goal of misbehavior is attention. When children don’t get the attention they need through the proper behavior, they will get it any way they can. Children want to be loved and cared about. SEL will help them to learn the proper ways to get attention. It will also help teachers better understand the misbehaviors and redirect students toward positive behavior."

Pamela L. Opel - Teacher, Intervention Specialist

Gulfport School District



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ISBNs 9781483386676, 9781483386676, 1506302203, 9781506302201
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Edition 1st