The work is based on the authors' research into how the behavior ratings and comments sections of the report card relate to academic grades and standardized tests as expressed by CASEL and the SELect social-emotional learning programs. Provides samples and suggested report card designs to help educators model their own report cards after. Includes testimonials from the students and teachers.

Methods Currently in Practice: Yours and Others’

Methods Currently in Practice

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Utility: With a sense of what is encompassed in SEL and character development, some of the driving forces behind the need to provide feedback on these behaviors, and how report card comment sections offer a feasible and logical avenue to do so, we take a look at some brief examples of adapted comment sections from several schools. This chapter provides a sample set of “typical” report card comments and shows several case examples to demonstrate how schools and districts are using a variety of methods to adapt comment sections in ways that align with current programming and enhance the specificity and poignancy of individual comments. Reviewing various examples may illuminate benefits of ...

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