ERIC Number: ED435754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-15
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Portfolio Assessment as Summative Documentation in a Teacher Preparation Program.
Hopfer, Laura J.
Exposing preservice interns to the process of portfolio development encourages these teachers in training to reflect on their knowledge, skills, and classroom practices as they evaluate their abilities. As an assessment tool, portfolios can be used to emphasize the connection to professional standards and reflect the maturity of academic decisions made by the educator in training. By incorporating the portfolio as evidence of teaching and implementation, evaluators are provided with summative documentation to assess their achievement of program goals. This paper describes the experience of developing an appropriate assessment tool that could be used to determine the quality of information provided by students in their preservice teaching portfolios. This is not meant to be an all-inclusive program overview of the Individualized Instruction Teacher Education Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, but is a documentation of a process with which the program's portfolio assessment can be assessed. (Contains 3 tables and 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: University of Tennessee Knoxville