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ERIC Number: ED353742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Alternate Portfolio Project: Teacher's Guide.
This manual offers guidance on the use of the Alternate Portfolio Assessment Process to evaluate outcomes of Kentucky students with severe disabilities. Portfolios are intended to showcase student work and allow performance-based evaluation across life domain activities. Criteria for determining eligibility of students with disabilities for this assessment approach are first listed, followed by a listing of 28 of the "Valued Outcomes" for all children identified by the Kentucky Education Reform Act (1990). An introduction to portfolio assessment presents the philosophy of this approach and a listing of what such a portfolio should include. Alternate portfolio entry types are then described, such as instructional program data, written work, documented applications of skills, and project information. Contexts for the entire portfolio collection are explained including showing evidence of integration, functionality, age-appropriateness, use of technbology, and choice making. A holistic scoring guide using six levels of descriptors (performance, support, settings, interactions, and others) and four performance level descriptions (novice, apprentice, proficient, or distinguished) is provided. Student vignettes illustrate reconciling student activities with valued outcomes. Sample alternate portfolio products for students in grades 4, 8, and 12 are listed. A brief glossary is supplied, followed by sample protocols for documenting performance and for developing student activity schedules and resumes. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky