ERIC Number: ED378223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
"Whose Work Is It?" A Question for the Validity of Large-Scale Portfolio Assessment.
Gearhart, Maryl; And Others
This study explored the meaningfulness of "student" scores derived from assessment of student portfolios. Nine elementary teachers documented the instructional support they provided for the writing assignments of each of six target students. Support ratings captured dimensions used to assess students' writing progress (Content/Organization, Style, Mechanics) as well as assignment challenge, the extent of copied work, and time required. Teachers' ratings tended to fall within the low to moderate range, varied with student writing competency, and showed marked variation among teachers. The study raises questions concerning validity of inferences about student competence based on portfolio work. Four tables. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.