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ERIC Number: ED342731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Pages: 34
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The Developing Professional: Process and Product Portfolios.
Cole, Donna J.
This paper discusses portfolios as an evaluative process in teacher education, noting that although there has been significant curriculum change over the years, yet little change has occurred in student evaluation methods. For schools to demonstrate improvement, new and creative evaluation measures are needed. Portfolios provide a chance to create assessment change within schools. They store evidence of knowledge, skills, and attitude. They document performance based on multiple sources of evidence collected over time in authentic settings. Portfolio have been used in various states and school districts. In Ohio, preservice teachers begin portfolios at the start of the teacher education program to document their growth and content mastery over the years. The article discusses the forms portfolios can take and explains the importance of reflective writing in portfolios. It describes the development of portfolios in an Ohio teacher education program, noting how portfolio evidences are displayed, how entries are structured, how portfolios are assessed, and the advantages of portfolios over other assessment methods. Two appendices offer a Wright State University (Ohio) portfolio assignment and a description of portfolio scoring criteria. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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