ERIC Number: ED440127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-6
Assessment with Portfolio and Rubric Use.
The use of portfolios and rubrics in assessment developed in part as a reaction to limitations of standardized tests for student evaluation. Portfolios relate directly to what students are learning, but there are many problems in evaluating their contents. These center on: (1) time involved in scoring; (2) lack of validity statistics; (3) relative absence of reliability data in comparison with standardized tests; (4) vagueness in reporting portfolio results; and (5) the necessity of different criteria for different products. To remedy these perceived weaknesses of the portfolio process, rubrics came into being to quantify student achievement. Rubrics, in the form of agreed-upon criteria, guide raters in assessment. Rubrics may be difficult to write and time consuming to use, but they make the portfolio evaluation process more accountable and support objective judgments. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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