Guide to Student Portfolios


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Students need to reflect on what they have learned and demonstrate that growth constructing a student portfolio of their learning and ways they can improve their learning outcomes.

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Guide to Student Portfolios

  1. 1. Student Portfolios Year Long Celebration Of Achievement © Victor Bradley | Cascade Middle School | Sedro-Woolley [email_address]
  2. 2. Student Portfolios Show What You Know & Learn Throughout the Year! ! Learning is Personal & Ongoing: A Continuous Life Skill A Permanent Record of What You Have Done & Learned Evaluation Is Performance Based: Document Your Achievement Of 7 th Grade Learning Goals Create An Ongoing Record: The How & Why of What You Learn!! Meeting Learning Goals: Required Expectations For All 7 th Graders > > >
  3. 3. 1.1 Portfolios Include All Work Done In Each Quarter Show What You Know & Learn 2.2 How You Achieved Your Learning Goals 2.1 Serious Written Reflection on: >>>What Is Learned<<< 1.2 Document All Work Properly | Save to Proper Locations 1.3 Organize All Assignments: Subject>>LA/SS/Lit Task|Date|Learning Goal 2.3 Set Specific Goals For Future Learning! STAGE TWO! STAGE ONE!
  4. 4. Why Portfolios?? <ul><li>Students demonstrate what they learn </li></ul><ul><li>Students are vested in evaluating what they learn, no longer will they be in the dark about what is achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Students master learning goals and set goals for future learning </li></ul><ul><li>Self-assessment and reflection become central to how students learn and how they are evaluated </li></ul><ul><li>All learning is tied to personal goals, state expectations, and individual outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>The students have a continuous and ongoing record of what they achieve, and what needs improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation is student centered, multi-faceted and permanent—burned on a CD. </li></ul><ul><li>A CELEBRATION OF WHAT YOU ACHIEVE! </li></ul><ul><li>SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT YOU LEARN </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Portfolios Are Not <ul><li>Teachers in ivory towers bestowing grades on their charges . Portfolios require students to be organized and share the responsibility for documenting what they learn and achieve. Portfolios are systematic, in-depth, and ongoing. </li></ul>Easy : portfolios require that you set goals, self-assess or reflect on what is learned, master requirements set by the state, and continually strive to improve your best. <ul><li>Grades that sort students out as successful or not ; students will present substantial documentation that they are meeting required learning goals & doing their best. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher centered: your teacher will be your mentor, coach, and advisor more than your judge </li></ul>
  6. 6. Portfolios Change Grading & Evaluation Completely Students sets goals, evaluate meeting 7 th grade standards, and demonstrate achievements. Teachers Judge & Assign Grades Student Self-Evaluation Student Passively Earns Letter Grades Students only vaguely know what is achieved, what requirements are met, or standards achieved. Students actively compile permanent records, documenting competencies & achievements!
  7. 7. Creating Your Student Portfolio 2. ) You need to be especially careful to save your work every time to 1) student accounts and 2) the Corezone zip drive!! 3) your floppy. 1.) Your portfolio will be a permanent record saved to 4 locations: 1) student accounts on CMS server, 2) student Zip drive in Mr. B’s class, 3) personal floppy, 4) eventually a burned CD to take home. 3.) Each assignment records: 1) Date, 2) Assignment, 3) Learning Goal(s) Met 4) Subject Area Be sure to celebrate your achievements & set goals for future work! 4.) Each assignment must document the how and why of what you learned & achieved.