ERIC Number: ED477941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Portfolio Assessment: How Far Have We Come?
Brown, Carol A.
A review of the literature on the use of portfolio assessment has revealed a variety of formats and functions across many disciplines. Reports reviewed for this paper were from professional schools in education, engineering, library science, school and public administration, and vocational studies. Across various programs of study, portfolios serve many functions and purposes. Conclusions drawn from this review indicate that authentic assessment using portfolios is useful for facilitating student-centered learning that transfers to the workplace, and is both valid and reliable when program goals are clearly aligned with classroom activities. An appendix lists the 28 sources reviewed. (Contains 2 tables and 23 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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