What is a Portfolio?
A portfolio is a collection of studentís work which gives evidence to show how the student can meet the specified learning outcomes. A typical portfolio consists of work selected by the student, reasons for selecting these works and self-reflection on the learning process. Portfolio is a developmental process, thus it is not only the product that the student or teacher assess upon but also the learning process in which the student develops during the given period. Portfolio is an assessment method that monitors the growth and development of student learning.
Unlike most assessments, portfolio assessment can contain many different forms of assessments as it is a collection of studentís work. A portfolio assessment is sometimes followed by an oral assessment.
Three Types of Assessment Portfolios: (Park University CETL, accessed on 3rd July 2008)
|Take Time to Set|
|Y||Take Time to Answer|
|Y||Take Time to Correct|
|Y||Take Time to provide Feedback|
|Suitable for Large Class|
|Y||Can substitute with Computers|
|Y||Process Oriented Method|
|Product Oriented Method|
|P = Possibly Y =Yes|
|ARTIFACTS AND CONTENTS|
(From Recipe for Success, accessed 03 July 2008
|Organization and Writing Mechanics:||No usage or writing mechanical errors. Easy to navigate. Clear and concise organization.||Few mechanical errors. Navigation is good. Well organized.||Several mechanical errors. Few problems with organization. May be difficult to read in parts.||Impossible to follow the organization of the portfolio and have many mechanical errors.|
|Artifact Selection:||All artifacts clearly and directly related to course purpose.||Most artifacts clearly and directly related to course purpose.||Few artifacts related to course purpose.||Did not submit any artifacts.|
|Reflections:||All reflections demonstrate student's development and insight into the complexity of issues presented. Reflections state the "what, so what and now what" in relation to artifacts. Definite connections with self and others.||Most reflections demonstrate student's development and insight into the complexity of issues presented. Reflections state the "what, so what and now what" in relation to artifacts. Connections with self and others.||Some reflections demonstrate student's development and insight into the complexity of issues presented. Reflections may state the "what, so what or now what" in relation to artifacts. Some connections with self and others.||Did not show any reflective statements|
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