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ERIC Number: ED346156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 6
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Portfolios in Practice: What Is a Portfolio?
Arter, Judith A.
A consortium effort sponsored by the Northwest Regional Evaluation Association has arrived at a workable definition of a portfolio that takes into account the viewpoints of teachers and those interested in large-scale assessment. The modified definition states that: "A student portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that tells the story of the student's efforts, progress or achievement in (a) given area(s). This collection must include: guidelines for selecting content; criteria for judging merit; student participation in selecting content; and evidence of student self-reflection." In portfolio use, it is essential to specify the purpose of the portfolio and to place priority on instruction. The requirement for clear and consistent performance criteria is a necessity to keep students from having to guess. It is clear criteria that make the portfolio an effective assessment tool. There are four references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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