Title

Portfolio and Performance Assessment in Teacher Education

Document Type

Book

Description

Portfolios are becoming the standard for performance assessment for teachers. Teacher educators will find this book indispensable as they establish within their teacher education programs performance-based assessment systems that utilize portfolios. There are four elements critical to portfolio and performance assessment: 1. Establishing and communicating program parameters in the form of a philosophy, adopted standards, and portfolio requirements; 2. Maintaining quality in both learning and documentation of learning through performance assessments and portfolio rubrics; 3. Supporting and enabling students in their professional and portfolio development, and 4. Developing a cohesive and comprehensive plan for program evaluation and continuous improvement. The manual includes an actual model of how the four elements are being addressed in a teacher education department. A study of this model will help identify decision points, inevitable challenges, and alternative strategies to help construct a new, individual model. Appendices include: Artifacts Checklist, Artifacts Possibilities, Rubrics to Use in a Portfolio Checkpoint System, and Self-Assessment Sorting Exercise for Determining Values in Teaching. For teachers and teacher educators.

Publication Date

1-1-1999

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