ERIC Number: ED334603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Portfolios: Assessment in Language Arts. ERIC Digest.
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)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship
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
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.