ERIC Number: ED400305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-10
Student Annotation Form To Capture Reflections on Work Samples in Portfolios.
Brookhart, Susan M.
Evidence is presented for the validity and reliability of a student annotation form used to collect student reflections on work samples in portfolios. The form was designed to be general enough to apply to many grades and subjects and simple enough for students at all levels to complete. The annotation forms asked students to indicate how difficult they found the work sample to be, whether they would like to do more work, and why. The difficulty and "do-more" questions were multiple choice, but the "why" was open-ended. For each work sample that illustrated a curriculum objective selected for inclusion in an evaluation portfolio, students completed an annotation form. Study 1 was performed with 1994 data from 367 students in grades 1 though 10 and a total of 1,678 annotated work samples. The validity and reliability of the difficulty and do-more judgments were confirmed. A constructed measure of academic self-efficacy, which looked promising at first, failed a validity check. Study 2 used data from 1995 for 313 students in the same grades, and a total of 2,862 annotated work samples. The quantitative reliability and validity results were replicated for the difficulty and do-more questions. (Contains 1 figure, 15 tables, and 11 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).