ERIC Number: ED442078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reading, Portfolios, and the Pupil.
Students individually or in committees with teacher guidance need to develop a portfolio to indicate the quality of school work that has been accomplished. Student portfolios are a purposeful collection of work that illustrates the students' efforts, progress, and achievement in given areas. Portfolios provide ongoing and authentic records of student performance that enable: (1) students to reflect upon and articulate their own progress; (2) teachers to tailor instruction to the students' strengths and needs and to use the students' work as the basis for instructional planning; (3) parents to gain greater insight into their children's learning; and (4) administrators and policymakers to base decisions about student achievement on authentic and meaningful information. The development and use of portfolios should be a way for pupils to reflect upon their progress and work toward higher achievement levels. (Contains 10 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A