This third edition covers implementing portfolios that incorporate standards. Includes examples for students with special needs, plus expanded information on e-portfolios and NCLB's impact on assessment.
"A good overview of the entire portfolio process, from its philosophical foundations to the celebration ofstudent achievement."
"I am very impressed with this book because as a new teacher, I am looking for ideas for the next year that will make me feel more confident. Using a portfolio will help meshow evidence that the students are making progress toward meeting state standards."
Susan Belgrad is currently a professor of education with California State University, Northridge. She has taught at the elementary level and in early childhood special education, and has enjoyed a long career in higher education working with teachers from pre-kindergarten through high school. For the past 20 years, Belgrad has led state and national efforts that support teachers' professional education and public awareness of teacher excellence.
Kay Burkehas served as an award-winning classroom teacher and a school administrator, university instructor, and international professional developer. She works with Kay Burke & Associates, LLC, to provide workshops for teachers and administrators in standards-based learning, performance assessment, classroom management, mentoring, and portfolio development. For the past 18 years, Burke has presented at state and national conferences such as ASCD, NSDC, NAESP, NASSP, NMSA, and IRA as well as international conferences in Canada and Australia. She is the author of 10 professional development books and coauthor of a college textbook on assessment. Corwin Press published Burke's best-selling From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps: Tools for Assessing Student Learning, K–8 (2006), a 2007 finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing presented by the Association of Educational Publishers. Other books published by Corwin Press include How to Assess Authentic Learning, Fourth Edition (2005) and What to Do With the Kid Who: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline and Responsibility in the Classroom (Third Edition).
About the Authors
1. Connect Portfolio Purpose to Audience
2. Connect Portfolio Design to Developmental Stages
3. Connect Portfolio Content to Local and State Standards and Curricula
4. Connect Portfolio Purpose Through Students' Collections, Reflections, and Selections
5. Connect Students' Reflections and Self-Assessments to Criteria, Rubrics, and Standards
6. Connect Students' Voices Through Web Conferences and Showcases