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ERIC Number: ED401306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of Portfolio Assessment Policy on Early Grade Teachers in Rochester, New York.
Supovitz, John; MacGowan, Andrew, III
This paper examines the policy ramifications of district-wide portfolio assessment design and implementation in Rochester (New York). A survey of 189 primary grade Rochester teachers with respect to their beliefs about, and uses of, portfolio assessment examined the link between policy decisions and classroom practice. The major finding is that Rochester teachers report that portfolios are influencing their assessment practices, but have only a limited effect on their curriculum and instructional activities. The paper concludes with an analysis of the possible reasons for these findings and their policy implications. Appendixes describe the developmental stages in early writing and required and optional language arts portfolio pieces, and present the survey instrument. (Contains 4 tables and 25 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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