ERIC Number: ED391110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Career Development with Portfolios. ERIC Digest.
Lester, Juliette N.; Perry, Nancy S.
Recent efforts to improve education have led to a new look at assessment. As pedagogy has changed to focus on learner-centered education, the need to make assessment an integral, on-going part of instruction has become obvious. Concurrently, federal initiatives to promote educational reform have required the provision of career development opportunities and have demanded accountability in this area. The portfolio concept is one way to meet this challenge by giving students ownership of their work and standards by which they can be measured. States and local districts must define the career development standards they wish to implement, allow students the opportunity to take responsibility for their career development, offer the necessary career guidance and counseling to support student learning, and assess both the program and the individual to assure that the expected outcomes are being achieved. The portfolio provides the format for the process and documentation of career development while giving individuals and programs standards for assessment. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Careers, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.