ERIC Number: EJ557678
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Using Portfolios as an Additional Means of Assessing Written Language in a Special Education Classroom.
Richter, Susan E.
Teaching and Change, v5 n1 p58-70 Fall 1997
This study examined the advantages of using written language portfolios for authentic assessment in a third-grade special education classroom. Portfolios included data from students, teachers, parents, and the teacher's journal. Portfolios provided insights about how students thought about their writing, offered new understandings of parents' perceptions, and raised other teachers' expectations for the students. (SM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Language Arts, Parent Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Primary Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Expectations of Students, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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