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ERIC Number: ED448602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 116
Abstractor: N/A
Portfolio Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom, Summer 1998.
Barnhardt, Sarah; Kevorkian, Jennifer; Delett, Jennifer
This manual is a product of the portfolio assessment project, a 3-year project on the use of portfolios as an assessment measure in elementary through higher education foreign language classrooms. Portfolio assessment is the systematic, longitudinal collection of student work created in response to specific, known instructional objectives and evaluated in relation to the same criteria. Assessment is done by measuring the individual works as well as the portfolio as a whole against specified criteria. Portfolio creation is the responsibility of the learner, with teacher guidance and support, and often with the involvement of peers and parents. This manual describes a model of an assessment portfolio that incorporates many components. Section headings include the following: "How To Use This Manual"; "Model for Portfolio Assessment"; "Planning for Portfolios"; "Validity and Reliability"; "Portfolio Contents" (including instructions on how to match, organize, and integrate portfolio assessment and instruction); "Creating Rubrics"; "Wrapping Up the Portfolio Semester"; and "Issues To Consider" (including parental involvement and time management). (Contains 18 annotated references.) (KFT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Capital Language Resource Center, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: NCLRC is a consortium of Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics.