ERIC Number: ED428833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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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)
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation, Student Interests, Student Records, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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