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Dec 09

Students Evaluating Their Schools?

A November 27 blog in the Principal Difference outlined an interesting proposal from the Search Institute about providing students the opportiunity to rate or grade their schools and teachers just as they (students) get report cards indicating their progress/success.

In the NASSP blog, Mel Riddle uses three sources to make the case that students can provide feedback regarding instruction if  the students are provided with an appropriate framework for expression and commentary. Good teachers ask for constructive student feedback for the classrooms, so why not expand this concept for the entire school program, atmosphere and also ask for recommendations ?

You may access the Rand  blog at:http://www.search-institute.org/blog/should-students-issue-support-cards and the NASSP Principal Difference  blog at http://www.nasspblogs.org/principaldifference1/index.php