ERIC Number: ED404326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Portfolio Assessment. A Handbook for Middle Level Teachers.
This guide for creating, instituting, and maintaining assessment portfolios is a professional resource intended for teachers seeking a realistic and manageable approach to implementing one aspect of authentic assessment--portfolios. The guide explains the philosophy of portfolio assessment and the benefits of using a portfolio system as a tool to create alternative and more authentic assessment, and includes practical advice about creating and using such a system and sample forms and examples from actual classroom portfolios. Specific chapters address: the difference between grading and evaluation; the four S's of assessment--students, style, subject, and space; the assessment portfolio model; establishing a plan; introducing and evaluating portfolios; conferencing; the interdisciplinary connection; and common questions and answers. (ND)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Informal Assessment, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Parent Student Relationship, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship
National Middle School Association, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westervile, OH 43081; phone: 800-528-6672.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.