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ERIC Number: ED334603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Portfolios: Assessment in Language Arts. ERIC Digest.
Farr, Roger
To serve the function of assessment, the language arts portfolio should be a record of a student's literacy development--a kind of window on the skills and strategies the student uses in reading and writing. Portfolio collections can form the foundation for teacher-student conferences, a vital component of portfolio assessment. The use of portfolios has gained momentum as curriculum experts have called for assessments that include a variety of work samples and have asked that teachers confer with each student about his/her literacy development. Language arts portfolio assessments should: (1) have value to both teachers and students beyond the assessment information; (2) require students to construct responses rather than recognize correct answers; (3) require students to apply their knowledge; (4) pose problems requiring use of multiple resources; and (5) present students with tasks that have a realistic focus. (RS)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.