"As a new teacher, I am always looking for ideas that will make me feel more confident. Using a portfolio will help me show evidence that the students are making progress toward meeting state standards."
—Stephanie Jones, Teacher
Forrest City High School, AR
"A good overview of the entire portfolio process, from its philosophical foundations to the celebration of student achievement."
—Michael F. Dwyer, English Department Chair
Otter Valley Union High School, Brandon, VT
Encourage student creativity and academic growth through portfolios and authentic assessment!
Research and practice show that portfolios are powerful tools for assessing students authentically, communicating with parents about the learning process, and helping learners across all grade levels and content areas record their successes and take ownership of their learning.
The third edition of The Portfolio Connection offers practical advice and reader-friendly strategies for implementing student portfolios in the classroom. Through step-by-step procedures, the authors help teachers incorporate standards into the portfolio process by providing expanded checklists and rubrics to monitor student progress. The updated edition also includes:
- Additional information on e-portfolios and integrating technology
- Steps for conducting student-led conferences
- Portfolio examples for children with special needs
- Guidance on increasing parent involvement
- Information on the impact of NCLB on student assessment
Discover how you can use portfolios to heighten students' self-reflection while expanding their critical and creative thinking skills.