ERIC Number: ED348656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Portfolio Assessment: A Survey among Professionals. Literacy Research Report No. 1.
Johns, Jerry L.; VanLeirsburg, Peggy
A study examined the views of education professionals toward four aspects of portfolio assessment: general knowledge, theoretical bases, contents, and practical problems. Subjects, 128 elementary teachers, secondary teachers, special reading teachers, and administrators attending a June 1990 reading workshop, completed a survey. Results indicated that: (1) there was little general familiarity with the concept of portfolio assessment; (2) most agreed with its theoretical bases (authentic, continuous, multidimensional, and collaborative); (3) paper and pencil tasks were chosen most often for inclusion; and (4) the subjects expressed numerous concerns over implementing portfolio assessment. Findings suggest that steps need to be taken to inform educators that portfolio assessment affords the classroom teacher information for decision-making that is valid and specific. (Two figures of data are included.) (RS)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Questionnaires, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Northern Illinois University, The Reading Clinic, 119 Graham, DeKalb, IL 60115 ($3.50, postage included).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Curriculum and Instruction Reading Clinic.