ERIC Number: ED400169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Rethinking Portfolio Assessment: Documenting the Intellectual Work of Learners in Science and Mathematics.
This book details the theory and practice of portfolio assessment in mathematics and science for the elementary and middle grades as implemented in the Authentic Assessment for Multiple Users Project funded by the National Science Foundation. Included in this document are specific assessment tasks, teacher directions for administering these tasks, scoring guides or rubrics for each task, and exemplars of student work for these scoring guides. Chapter 1 provides background information about how the portfolio paradigm associated with the Authentic Assessment for Multiple Users Project compares with other approaches. Chapter 2 chronicles the collaborative journey to consensus of the project participants, and Chapter 3 details the part of the process that yielded assessment strategies. Chapter 4 considers what worked, what worked well, and what didn't work at all. Chapters 5 through 12 present various assessment tasks. Each task includes teacher directions, scoring guides, and support materials with the tasks and their ancillary materials presented in camera-ready form. Chapters 13 and 14 discuss the development of scoring guides and lessons learned from the project process and findings. Contains 20 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Science Instruction, Student Evaluation
ERIC/CSMEE Publications, The Ohio State University, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.