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Portfolio Assessment


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Portfolio Assessment

  1. 1. Portfolio Assesment
  2. 2. What is a portfolio? • “A purposeful collection of students work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress and achievements in one area.” (Paulson, Mayer 1991) • A portfolio is a systematic collection of one’s work.
  3. 3. Purpose of portfolio 1. Documentation of student progress 2. Showcasing student accomplishments 3. Evaluation of student
  4. 4. Why use Portfolio? • Through the process students grow in: • Creativity and Innovation • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Communication and Collaboration
  5. 5. Why are Portfolios useful? • Puts ownership of learning back in hands of student • Allows student to see what they are great at and what still needs work
  6. 6. Essential elements of portfolio 1. Entries – both core (required) and optional (uniqueness of student) 2. Dates of all entries – to facilitate proof of growth over time 3. Drafts of oral and written products and revised versions 4. Reflections a. What did I learn from it? b. What did I do well? c. Why did I choose this item? d. What do I want to improve in the item? e. How do I feel about my performance? f. What were the problems areas?
  7. 7. How are portfolios assessed? • Rubrics are used by students to self- evaluate
  8. 8. OTHER METHODS OF EVALUATION: • Peer evaluations • Teacher-student conferences • Parent-teacher conferences
  9. 9. Pros • Meets individual needs, interests and abilities of the student • Great way to document and evaluate growth • Self-evaluation and personal ownership for students Cons • Difficult to evaluate • It takes “loads of time” to be carried out properly Pros and Cons of Portfolio Assessment
  10. 10. Conclusion Portfolio • Measures student's ability over time • Done by teacher and student; student aware of criteria • Decide what kind of work to collect • Require students to continually evaluate their own products
  11. 11. Thank you 
  12. 12. Sources: assessment.html assessment.html methods?qid=e7d5ec4b-e4d1-4adb-8cd8- bfde5bf0c9e7&v=default&b=&from_search=1