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ERIC Number: ED562655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 99
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Developing a Portfolio Assessment: Pacesetter® Spanish. Report No. 99-2
Fercsey, Andrea; Luna, Carmen; Ponte, Eva; Aliaga, Pablo
College Entrance Examination Board
Portfolios are one of the assessment tools used in Pacesetter® Spanish. In Phase I of this study, conducted in 1995-96, a first attempt was made to develop a standardized portfolio assessment system. As part of this system, a set of guidelines and an assessment matrix were prepared. In Phase II of our research, in consultation with participating teachers, a revised set of guidelines and a revised assessment matrix were distributed to all schools implementing the Pacesetter Spanish course in 1997. A new set of benchmark portfolios was identified, and a set of sample portfolios was prepared for use in subsequent professional development sessions for Pacesetter Spanish teachers. In general, the results of our findings are encouraging. Initiating national and/or regional portfolio scoring sessions would greatly enhance the validity and reliability of the portfolio component as an integral part of the Pacesetter Spanish program. The following are appended: (1) Draft Cover Sheet: Pacesetter Spanish Portfolio Assessment; (2) Assessment Matrix; (3) Student Scoring Sheet Form; (4) Portfolio Score Tables; (5) Transcription of Comments Written in Scoring Sheets; (6) Preparation for Portfolio Assessment Scoring Sessions; (7) Cover Sheet: Pacesetter Spanish Portfolio Assessment; (8) Scoring Rubrics for Each Aspect of the Portfolio Assessment System; and (9) Rater Comments about Rubrics and Portfolios.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board