ERIC Number: EJ474241
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Exploring Alternatives in Student Assessment: Shifting the Focus to Student Learning in the Middle School.
Monson, Michele Pahl; Monson, Robert J.
Middle School Journal, v25 n2 p46-50 Nov 1993
Conceptual differences between two popular alternative assessment methods must be clearly differentiated. Portfolios reflect individual development, whereas performance-based assessments reflect curriculum mastery. In combination, these methods provide a complete picture of the student as a learner and constitute a rigorous alternative to standardized testing. Both approaches are enriched through student choice and strategies for self-assessment. (24 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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