ERIC Number: ED460164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-23
Meeting the Challenges to Urban School Reform: Assessment Portfolios for Teachers' Professional Development.
Hambrick-Dixon, Priscilla J.
In recent years, various state education departments have recommended the use of portfolios, an alternative assessment measure, as a means by which teacher education programs focus, guide, and document teachers' progress toward specific standards for performance. This paper describes the design and development of a student assessment portfolio for teachers' professional development as part of a course on the evaluation and assessment of students. The process used to establish categories and standards for assessment of multi-ethnic and racially diverse learners is outlined. Also presented are preliminary data on 39 teachers' perceptions of their knowledge of assessment before and after a course on evaluation and assessment of students and these teachers' perceptions of how preparation of an assessment portfolio influences their assessment literacy. (Contains 6 tables and 11 references.) (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 American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).