ERIC Number: ED398588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Portfolios in the Classroom: Policy and Practice, Promise and Peril. Evaluating Writing through Portfolios. Final Report.
Calfee, Robert C., Ed.; Perfumo, Pamela, Ed.
This book presents essays by researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who study the impact of classroom portfolios in the assessment of writing achievement by elementary and middle-grade students. Essays in the book report on a national survey of exemplary projects and presents contributions to a Portfolio Conference held at Stanford University (California) in April, 1994. Essays in the book are: (1) "Classroom Writing Portfolios: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" (Robert C. Calfee and Sarah Warshauer Freedman); (2) "Portfolios for Classroom Assessment: Design and Implementation Issues" (Joan L. Herman and others); (3) "A National Survey of Writing Portfolio Practice: What We Learned and What It Means" (Robert C. Calfee and Pamela Perfumo); (4) "Dialogue, Interplay, and Discovery: Mapping the Role and the Rhetoric of Reflection in Portfolio Assessment" (Kathleen Blake Yancey); (5) "Moving toward Systemic Coherence: A Discussion of Conflicting Perspectives on Portfolio Assessment" (Sandra Murphy and Roberta Camp); (6) "Sailing Ships: A Framework for Portfolios in Formative and Summative Systems" (Miles Myers); (7) "The Metaphor of the Portfolio and the Metaphors in Portfolios: The Relation of Classroom-Based to Large-Scale Assessment" (Sarah L. Jordan and Alan C. Purves); (8) "Tensions in Assessment: The Battle Over Portfolios, Curriculum, and Control" (James M. Wile and Robert J. Tierney); (9) "Video Visits: A Practical Approach for Studying Portfolios" (Pamela Perfumo); (10) "Promoting Student Self-Assessment through Portfolios, Student-Facilitated Conferences, and Cross-Age Interaction" (Margaret Klimenkov and Nino LaPick); (11) "Portfolios: Bridging Cultural and Linguistic Worlds" (Nanette Koelsch and Elise Trumbull); (12) "Teacher Parity in Assessment with the California Learning Record" (Mary A. Barr and Phyllis J. Hallam); (13) "Profiles and Portfolios: Helping Primary-Level Teachers See the Big Picture" (Susan Carey Biggam and Nancy Teitelbaum); (14) "Restructuring Student Assessment and Living to Tell about It" (Carol M. McCabe); and (15) "Portfolios: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful" (Patricia A. Belanoff). (RS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy, Berkeley, CA.; National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy, Pittsburgh, PA.