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ERIC Number: ED400247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Administrative Portfolios: A Contemporary Construct for Evaluation.
Brown, Genevieve; Irby, Beverly J.
In growing numbers of elementary and secondary classrooms, portfolios provide an alternative means of assessing both student and teacher progress. As students and teachers choose the components of the portfolio and become involved in their own learning and assessment, they become more reflective and more critical, thus facilitating self-assessment skills. Additionally, these portfolios enable others to evaluate the portfolio maker's work. It is proposed that administrators might also benefit from portfolio assessment. The administrative portfolio is a purposeful, self-selected collection of artifacts and reflective entries which represent an administrator's growth. The portfolio emphasizes process rather than a final product. It is the process that gives the creator, peer coach, prospective administrator, evaluator, or interviewer the most valid data. The collection and subsequent analysis serve three functions: (1) reflection for improvement and data-driven decision-making; (2) an alternative evaluation tool combining both formative and summative evaluation; and (3) an avenue for career advancement. The model includes a five-step reflection cycle of selection, description, analysis, challenging, and reconstruction. A graphic representation of the Administrative Portfolio Model, an outline of the administrative portfolio reflection cycle, and a list of summaative evaluation questions for the portfolio are attached. (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: For a related document, see SP 036 973.