Call Toll Free: 1.805.995.4101

Portfolio Assessment

:: 46 Works Cited :: 46 Sources Cited
Length: 2763 words (7.9 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Blue      
Price: $29.95
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Portfolio Assessment

Perhaps the most prominent form of alternative assessment in use today is the student portfolio. A portfolio can be described as a “purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas of the curriculum.” Key elements of the portfolio include evidence of students’ choosing the contents of their own portfolio, specific criteria for the selection and assessment of student work, and clear evidence that the student has reflected on his or her work (Chriest & Maher, n.d.). Portfolios have been proven an effective means of student assessment in many areas of schooling, from preschool all the way through post-graduate work. Portfolio assessment has also been rendered effective in many business settings to determine the value of an employee.

The advantages of portfolio assessment are many. Foremost, portfolios, when compared to written testing, provide teachers with a more complete picture of a student’s progress. Portfolios exhibit a student’s ability to problem solve and to reflect on ...

... middle of paper ...


This is an excellent resource that lists and explains not only creative alternatives to written testing but also ways to reach every student with every style of learning. Strategies outlined include virtual field trips, collaborative work, and debates.

Worcester, T. (n.d.). Electronic portfolios. Retrieved April 14, 2004 from

This site contains information on electronic portfolios. Specifically, it includes reasons for considering, how to create, and assessment of electronic portfolios.

[to view the full essay now, purchase below]
Learn by seeing a well-written example
Improve your grade
Finish your paper faster

Benefits of Purchase

When you purchase a paper, these are just a few of the benefits you will appreciate.

Follow the instructions below to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper:

You may view this document now for only $29.95. This is the total cost - there are NO other charges. The document will be on your screen as soon as you pay with your credit card, debit card, or bank account. Your purchase is 100% secure.