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.

Literature Review on Previous Studies Related to “The Other Side” of the Report Card

Literature review on previous studies related to “the other side” of the report card

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Utility: We provide a more in-depth view of the literature leading to the rationale for “the other side of the report card.” Data-driven decision-makers, those skeptical about the process, and others who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of the literature behind the movement are potential target audiences for this resource.

Despite the widespread use of report card comments on students’ behavior or work habits, we have only been able to identify two other research teams that have empirically studied their use and value. The first team, led by Stephen J. Friedman, conducted two studies. ...

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