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School Reports: “Praising With Faint Damns”

John Hattie and Roger Peddie

Schools spend huge amounts of time producing school reports which are one of the main vehicles for communicating students’ progress to parents. The writers investigated a series of school reports and looked at the nature of the information contained in them. They make a number of suggestions about how reports can reflect the performance of students in ways that are meaningful for parents and easy to interpret. 

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