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ERIC Number: ED405338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teacher Candidate Portfolios: A Continuum of Assessment for Professional Development and Institutional Accountability.
Swetnam, Leslie; And Others
In Colorado, pre-service teachers in the larger teacher preparation programs are required to prepare portfolios to document the ways they will meet state licensure requirement standards. In the process, they learn the self-assessment skills and techniques necessary to prepare the renewal of licensure dossier required by the state. In addition, the portfolios are useful in job interviews and give students some experience that may be useful later in applying for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification. Using portfolios to satisfy three or four assessment, accountability, and accreditation purposes helps students to clarify goals, communicate procedures, and document outcomes for all the participants and agencies involved. "Guidelines for the Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD) Teacher Candidate Portfolio, Fall 1996" is appended and comprises the bulk of this document. The guidelines contain information on: the types of evidence required in the MSCD portfolio; its purpose; required format; when and how candidates will present their portfolios; the checkpoints and timeline for portfolio development and assessment; a pie chart, with explanations, detailing the portfolio evaluation process; reflective commentary guidelines; protfolio assessment guidelines for faculty; and several pages of instructions and helps for assembling various parts of the portfolio. (JLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado