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ERIC Number: ED433375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 205
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6611-3
Portfolios Plus: A Critical Guide to Alternative Assessment.
Mabry, Linda
This book explains some basic assumptions that underlie different assessment systems, some connections between education and assessment, and some assessment options that have gone unrecognized. The discussion serves as a guide to designing a custom assessment program individualized to fit the students, school, and community. Part 2 contains examples of alternative assessments in practice, and part 3 contains a portfolio planner. The following chapters are included in parts 1 and 2: (1) "Trends and Contexts"; (2) "Paradigms"; (3) "Purposes"; (4) "Scoring"; (5) "Equity"; (6) "Emily Dickinson's Literacy Portfolios"; (7) "LEAP's Curriculum-Based Assessment of Integrated Curriculum Units"; (8) "Walden III's Rite of Passage Experience (R.O.P.E.); (9) "Eagle's Wing Projects"; and (10)"Pan Terra's Learning Contracts." (Contains 12 pages of references.) (SLD)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6611-3, $27.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6610-5, $61.95); Tel: 805-499-9744; Tel: 805-499-9734; e-mail:; Web Site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A