ERIC Number: ED448171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Assessing Performance Outcomes Using Portfolios with Graduates Enrolled in an Educational Leadership Class.
Gee, Jerry Brooksher
The use of a portfolio approach to assessment for graduate students in a school-community relations course was studied. Twenty-eight graduate students constructed portfolios consisting of articles from the media, professional journals, and the Internet. These materials were organized into categories of "understanding the community,""administering the program,""relations with special publics," and "communication tools and strategies." Each graduate was required to have one article ready for distribution, presentation, and discussion each week for a 4-week period during the 15-week class. Results show that a standard, or objective, that required a student to have knowledge of current principles and practices of school-community relations could be demonstrated by the student's ability to cite, describe, and discuss the "current happenings" from portfolio articles. Using this type of portfolio appeared to be a successful way to evaluate student knowledge. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (28th, Bowling Green, KY, November 15-17, 2000).