ERIC Number: ED405360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Using Portfolios To Assess Student Teacher Progress.
An integrated system is needed to measure multiple attributes of effective teaching. The use of portfolios holds particular promise for this type of assessment. This paper describes how portfolios can be used in the evaluation of student teaching by evaluating management, creativity, organization, and effectiveness. Learning to teach is a life-long process, and portfolios can provide a continuing basis for the student teacher's subsequent professional growth. For most purposes, a portfolio will consist of: (1) a one-page vita that contains the elements of a job seeker's resume; (2) a professional development plan; (3) a collection of "artifacts" created by the student teachers; and (4) an optional section of log entries and investigations conducted by the student teacher. Specific strategies are suggested for the implementation of portfolio assessment with the student teacher or with the first-year teacher. Portfolios allow for summative assessment, but their purpose is formative. Along with valuative and developmental feedback, a portfolio will give a full portrayal of student teaching. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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