ERIC Number: ED377210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Judging Portfolios.
Paulson, F. Leon; Paulson, Pearl R.
A theory of portfolio assembly is presented and used to guide analysis of portfolios. Features of a portfolio evaluation approach known as the Cognitive Model for Assessing Portfolios (CMAP) are outlined. This model assumes that portfolios begin as relatively simple collections and gradually grow into complex, articulate stories of knowing. It is a purposeful, integrated collection of student work that shows student effort, progress, and achievement in one or more areas. CMAP is an organizing theory that serves as a lens through which one can view and think about any portfolio. It places the processes associated with portfolios into three major categories of concern: stakeholder, process, and history. A four-stage rubric is presented for evaluating portfolios, corresponding to the following stages of portfolio growth (1) the off-track portfolio; (2) the emerging portfolio; (3) the on-track portfolio; and (4) the outstanding portfolio. A pilot study involving 42 second-grade mathematics portfolios and 3 raters illustrates application of the model and rubric. Three figures and six tables illustrate the discussion. Contains 26 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary School Students, Evaluation Methods, Grade 2, Mathematics, Performance Based Assessment, Pilot Projects, Portfolios (Background Materials), Primary Education, Scoring, Stakeholders, Student Evaluation, Test Construction
Measurement and Experimental Research Program, Multnomah Education Service District, 11611 N. E. Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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