ERIC Number: ED354082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-16
Reference Count: N/A
Portfolio Assessment: Practical Training in Evaluating the Progress of Kindergarten and Primary Grade Children in Individualized Portfolio Formats.
Diffily, Deborah; Fleege, Pamela O.
In contrast to standardized tests, which do not accurately reflect the achievement of young students, portfolio assessment is a valuable tool for documenting a student's development. Portfolio assessment can be conducted formally or informally through observation or by interview. Documentation of observations can take the form of checklists, rating scales, anecdotal records, audio or videotaping, and photographs. Portfolios should include samples of students' paintings, drawings, stories, letters, lists, signs, handwriting, and use of numbers. Teachers should adapt portfolio assessment to their specific situation, using portfolios to integrate curriculum and assessment and to reflect children's developmental progress. (MM)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Check Lists, Child Development, Classroom Observation Techniques, Informal Assessment, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Photographs, Portfolios (Background Materials), Primary Education, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation, Student Records, Videotape Recordings, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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