The Power of Portfolios: What Children Can Teach Us About Learning and Assessment
How should a student's learning be measured and assessed? Standardized tests identify the most knowledgeable child, whereas student portfolios can identify the knowledge level of each individual child. In The Power of Portfolios, Elizabeth A. Hebert offers a practical and imaginative approach for using portfolios with elementary level students and shows how the portfolio process can serve as a powerful motivational tool by encouraging students to assess their own work, set goals, and take responsibility for future learning. Throughout the book Hebert relates stories that illuminate the lessons learned -- by the students, teachers, and principal -- from a school that has used portfolios for more than a decade. Rather than prescribing what the portfolio should contain and how it should be assessed, she offers practical guidance, including classroom exercises, for making the portfolio experience a success for the students, the teachers, and the school as a whole.
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ability achievement asked assessment attribute importance audience beginning California Achievement Test Chicago Public Schools chil child child's learning child's portfolio children's learning chose this piece collection competence connection conversation Crow Island School curricular curriculum discussion dren evaluation faculty fifth grade focus folder folio goals grade level grade teacher hard hard hard idea insights interaction interest intrinsic motivation Jeff Kate Kindergarten language Laurie learner Learning Experiences Form LESSON math memory boxes metacognitive multiple intelligences notion older students organize ownership parents port Portfolio Conference portfolio experience prior and present projects purpose reading recognize Reflection Tag samples schoolwork Science Journal second grade selected sense share skills specific standardized tests story of learning strategies student portfolios subject area task teaching tell test scores thinking third grade thoughts tion tool understanding unique videotape Winnetka words writing young students