ERIC Number: ED387458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
A Portfolio Assessment Procedure for Preservice Teachers for Admission to the Professional Year: The Project So Far.
This paper reports on a program that is developing assessment procedures to measure a student's preparedness for the professional year. This assessment technique seeks to capture an individual's teaching capabilities that may not be evident in traditional assessment methodologies, and to examine the development of teaching capabilities over time. Portfolios allow students an opportunity for self-reflection on their growth and development that they might not otherwise experience. Portfolio assessment examines five dimensions: professionalism, planning, instruction, communication, and management. For each dimension, students must submit an artifact--any type of evidence that a requirement has been fulfilled--along with a written rationale for the artifact and a verification statement. Requirements for the portfolio include: evaluative checklists from cooperating teachers and college instructors; a videotape of a lesson taught by the student; evidence of professional activities and educational service; a written philosophy of education; a practicum artifact; and proof of completion of a standardized personality inventory. Procedures for preparing and reviewing portfolios are summarized, as well as guidelines for evaluating the portfolios. Concerns still under consideration include necessary curriculum changes to accommodate portfolio assessment, timelines for students, and time burdens for faculty. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A