ERIC Number: ED361385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Sit Beside Me... Macomb Portfolio Project, 1990-93.
Azar, Marie; And Others
This document was written by teachers and consultants who participated in a 3-year elementary school portfolio assessment project involving 13 school districts in Macomb County (Michigan). The goal of the Macomb Portfolio Project, initiated in 1990, was to develop portfolio assessment models through collaboration using the teacher-as-researcher approach. During its first year, 56 teachers volunteered to be part of this project. This booklet summarizes learning from the project's classrooms, and serves as a guide to teachers considering or just beginning to use portfolios. Topics considered include: (1) understanding portfolio assessment; (2) key portfolio characteristics; (3) portfolio assessment benefits; (4) getting started; (5) beginning a building assessment plan; (6) documenting learner growth; (7) ways to document learner growth in portfolios; (8) sample captioning forms; (9) reflecting on portfolios; (10) "The June Dilemma," what to do with portfolios; and (11) questions teachers ask about portfolios. A glossary of terms is included, as well as a 34-item annotated bibliography. (SLD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Models, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), School Districts, Student Evaluation, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Role
Macomb Intermediate School District, Educational Service Center, 44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038-1100 (spiral bound or three hole punched, $5 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township, MI.