ERIC Number: ED370967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Designing and Validating Portfolio Assessments. Project 2.3: Complex Performance Assessments: Expanding the Scope and Approaches to Assessment.
Resnick, Lauren B.; Resnick, Daniel P.
Portfolios, with their associated exhibitions, will be the heart of the New Standards assessment system that is being developed. It will be necessary to combine the functions of portfolios as measurement tools and as tools for instruction and learning. As a beginning, the New Standards project has examined how teachers are already using portfolios through a task development meeting and has considered implementation issues and approaches to scoring at a 1993 meeting for teachers and curriculum supervisors in mathematics; a similar meeting was held for teachers of English. In September 1993 New Standards began a design process that will include a meeting of 42 teams of teachers from around the country who will be developing portfolios in their classrooms in 1993-94. Attachments to this document include the following: (1) "Environmental Scan, New Standards Project, Portfolio Study" (New Standards Project); (2) "Mathematics Portfolios, March 1993" (New Standards Project); (3) "Issues in Scoring Cumulative Accomplishments: Implications for Portfolio Design. A Paper Prepared for the New Standards Project" (Philip Daro); and (4) "New Standards Takes a Closer Look at Portfolios" (newspaper reprint). Two figures illustrate the discussion, and a listing of the New Standards Portfolio Development Teams is included. (Contains 1 reference.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.