ERIC Number: ED387828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Developing Authentic, Performance-Based Assessment Tools for Eighth Graders To Document Language Arts Achievement.
James, Darlene K.
This practicum was designed to develop performance-based assessment tools to document language arts achievement for use in eighth-grade language arts classes. Two eighth grade language arts classes (55 students) participated in the program for an entire school year, maintaining a writing portfolio and a record-keeping portfolio. A video portfolio was also established for each student. Assessment tools consistent with guidelines supported by research were referenced to specific state goals and objectives. Seventh- and eighth-grade language arts teachers participated in the development of the portfolio program, and eighth-grade teaching team members collaborated in the development of one integrated unit. Teachers were surveyed for their input prior to program development and following implementation. The writer served as a consultant, working with teachers and students in all aspects of the program. She was also responsible for maintenance of the video portfolio. Analysis of the data revealed that performance-based assessments could be developed for use in evaluating student growth in all areas of language arts. (Contains 52 references. Appendixes present performance-based assessments and survey instruments.) (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.