It’s report card season. Just how useful are report cards? How should parents respond to their students grades? What kind of questions can or should parents ask teachers about the assessment of their students’ performance? Should parents reward their students for good grades?
Sandra Mathison, an expert on evaluation and co-director of Institute for Critical Education Studies, offers advice on these and other issues in the UBC News Experts Spotlight.
Listen to the podcast of Dr. Mathison’s comments on CBC’s On the Coast, with Stephen Quinn.
From The Province: Don’t overreact when it comes to school report cards: Expert
From News 1130 (Vancouver): Rewarding kids for good grades might not be a good idea: UBC prof. Says it’s more important to focus on the learning process
From Yahoo News: Don’t reward good report cards: UBC professor
From E-Valuation: Reporting Evaluation Results ~ The Case of School Report Cards