ERIC Number: EJ572870
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Portfolio Assessment: Whose Work Is It? Issues in the Use of Classroom Assignments for Accountability.
Gearhart, Maryl; Herman, Joan L.
Educational Assessment, v5 n1 p41-55 1998
Explores issues of whose work is actually being evaluated when raters outside the classroom context make judgments about students based on work composed with the support of peers, teachers, and parents. Data from an evaluation of a statewide assessment and a study of scoring elementary school writing portfolios illustrate the issues. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Education, Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Scoring, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Teacher Influence, Test Construction, Test Use, Testing Programs, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special section on portfolios and large-scale assessment. Research partially supported by the Educational Research and Development Center Program, Cooperative Agreement R117G10027.