ERIC Number: ED333966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Guide for Developing Student Portfolios. Draft Version.
Roettger, Doris, Ed.; Szymczuk, Michael, Ed.
Designed for use in workshops, this teachers' guide provides advice about the use of portfolios to assess and document students' learning. It also poses questions that will help the teacher focus on critical components of portfolio development. The guide defines a portfolio as a collection of evidence used by the teacher and student to monitor, in a systematic way, the growth of the student's knowledge of content, use of strategies, and attitudes toward the accomplishment of goals. Contents of the guide focus on learners' goals, the difference between testing and assessment, initial assessments, integration of instruction and assessment across the school year, the process of setting standards, and ways to document and chart students' growth. Also included are a progress checklist of things to do and think about in adopting a portfolio approach to student assessment, and a list of key verbs to use in writing statements of goals. A chart of ways to document students' growth describes captions, anecdotal records, students' reflective logs, and checklists in terms of basic characteristics, purposes, what to include, ways to use the techniques, and advantages and disadvantages of each approach. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Heartland Area Education Agency 11, Johnston, IA.