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ERIC Number: ED360648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Going beyond Assessment: Turning Portfolios into Tools for Student Reflection.
Fairchild, Ruth
To research the implications of portfolio assessment for student learning and teacher methodology, a teacher examined the interplay of reflection and evaluation in her expository writing class of 12. In a semester-long intermediate-level class, students wrote a draft of a paper each week, with each paper then going through multiple drafts. Students were also asked to write reflective notes on the backs of their drafts describing how they thought the draft had turned out, sharing ideas they had for the next draft, and asking for specific feedback from the instructor. Although many students were hesitant and unsure of what to say at first, once begun, the note-writing activity became a valued part of the kind of dialogue that can make a class a community of writers. The samples of reflective writing from students included evaluative language; therefore, students were encouraged to collaborate to develop evaluative criteria. As a result, they began to build their vocabulary about writing and the criteria to evaluate it. (Sample criteria lists are appended.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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