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ERIC Number: ED428833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87659-194-2
The Portfolio Book: A Step-By-Step Guide for Teachers.
Shores, Elizabeth F.; Grace, Cathy
This book details a process for using student portfolios to support improved learning for children, teachers, and families, with the goal of encouraging reflection and goal-setting by individual learners and engaging parents in assessment and evaluation through frequent and varied communication. The book provides three major features: portfolio assessment theory, easy-to-use applications, and a complete set of reproducible forms. Chapter one of the book provides background information on assessment and evaluation, while chapter two summarizes how portfolios support child-centered learning and developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and care. Chapter three describes what teachers can do to get ready to implement the ten-step portfolio process. Chapter four outlines a typical portfolio and its contents. Chapter five guides the user through the ten-step portfolio process, showing how each step supports family participation and discussing how that involvement can make teachers and parents stronger allies. This chapter also shows how portfolio-based assessment is a process of innovation and adaptation. Three appendices provide a glossary of terms, sample forms of written materials, and a classroom equipment list. (SD)
Gryphon House, Inc., P.O. Box 207, Beltsville, MD 20705; Tel: 301-595-9500; Fax: 301-595-0051; e-mail:; Web site: ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A