ERIC Number: ED335668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
How Professionals View Portfolio Assessment. Literacy Research Report No. 10.
Johns, Jerry L.; VanLeirsburg, Peggy
A study compared results of a 1990 survey of educators to determine growth in knowledge and use of portfolio assessment. The study aimed to report the reactions and feelings of educators who use or may plan portfolios. A total of 173 educators from Illinois enrolled in a literacy workshop sponsored by a midwestern reading association answered a questionnaire that asked them to rank on a 5-point scale their familiarity with portfolios in 4 areas: knowledge, content, theoretical bases, and practical problems related to using portfolios. Results indicated that: (1) familiarity with the concept of portfolio assessment has grown; (2) respondents in both surveys, 1990 and 1991, agreed with S. Valencia's four guiding principles of assessment: authentic, continuous, multidimensional, and collaborative; (3) educators preferred that students include in their portfolios written tasks such as a list of materials read, writing samples related to the literacy experiences, and student self-evaluations; and (4) planning, managing and organizing were the major practical concerns. (Two tables of data are included.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Curriculum and Instruction Reading Clinic.