ERIC Number: ED365986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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The San Diego State University Liberal Studies Assessment Portfolio.
The Liberal Studies Assessment Portfolio program was instituted at San Diego State University in July 1992 in response to California's requirement that prospective elementary school teachers demonstrate subject matter competency. Since many liberal studies majors transfer to San Diego State University at the beginning of their junior year, most of the portfolio samples are selected from courses in the upper division major. Portfolios must be completed by the beginning of the fifth week of the semester during which the student intends to graduate. The first part of the portfolio allows students to describe their background, explain why they chose a given specialization, and evaluate the major and the portfolio process. The main body of the portfolio includes 15 writing samples selected from courses in seven major subject areas: language arts, mathematics, science, social science, arts and humanities, physical education, and human growth and development. Students are allowed to include up to nine free-choice, optional entries. Students are also required to write four "connection" essays which are not done as part of a class. Students who have completed portfolios demonstrate that they can synthesize what they have learned and apply it to new situations. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Portfolio Approach; San Diego State University CA; Writing Contexts; Writing Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (44th, San Diego, CA, March 31-April 3, 1993).