ERIC Number: ED432605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-20
Using Portfolios To Appraise Progress in Mathematics.
Portfolio assessment is a rather recent concept in the evaluation of student achievement even though the separate items in a portfolio have been used for decades. Students are involved in selecting what goes into the portfolio, and which emphasizes the achievement of objectives from within the classroom. In mathematics education, the portfolio is particularly useful in helping the teacher discuss student achievement with parents. The everyday work of students is stressed in the portfolio assembly and evaluation process. Testing and measurement tend to leave out the results from everyday experiences, but portfolios focus on achievement in the classroom. Teachers, administrators, and parents need to study and analyze different philosophies related to evaluating student achievement, but the portfolio approach is one that has considerable momentum at this time. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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