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ERIC Number: ED461881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 160
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-883920-17-5
The Whole Story: Teachers Talk about Portfolios.
Smith, Mary Ann, Ed.; Juska, Jane, Ed.
In this book, 11 teachers, from first through twelfth grades, take readers into their classrooms where students are assembling collections of their work. In honest, down-to-earth accounts in the book, these teachers describe the advantages and complexities of using portfolios as a way to evaluate and promote student achievement. In the portfolio classrooms featured in the book--including history and biology classrooms--writing, reading, and thinking are seamlessly connected. Essays in the book are: "Introduction" (Mary Ann Smith); "How Portfolios Empower Process Teaching and Learning" (Sherry Seale Swain); "The Small-'P' Portfolio Classroom" (Patricia McGonegal); "Portfolios That Make a Difference: A Four-Year Journey" (Judith Ruhana); "The Birth and Death of Portfolio Assessment 1992-2000" (Pauline Sahakian); "The Evolution of a Biology Teacher" (John Dorroh); "Throw Me a Life Jacket: The Portfolio as an Instrument of School Survival" (Lisa Piazza); "What We Write about When We Write about Love" (Jane Juska); "The Teacher's Role in Portfolio Assessment" (Joni Chancer); "Breaking the Rules" (David Wood); "Bellringers" (Mary Kay Deen); and "Writing History: Portfolios, Student Perspectives, and Historical Understanding" (Stan Pesick). A selected bibliography lists 18 books and monographs, 50 articles, and 5 newsletters. (NKA)
National Writing Project, University of California, 2105 Bancroft, #1042, Berkeley, CA 94720-1042 ($13). Tel: 510-642-0963; Fax: 510-642-4545; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.