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assessment portfolio

Nov 23, 2013 12:39pm

How do you use portfolio assessment in your classroom?

  • English Language Arts
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  • Assessment / Planning


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    • Nov 25, 2013 5:28am

      In the past I have conducted "Writing Workshop", where each Monday students composed a short piece of writing in class, which was followed by a peer edit. These materials were kept in a portfolio folder, which was collected at the end of the marking period. I no longer do this, due to the high number of student absences in my district. But depending on the class, I think it can be highly effective.

      • Dec 3, 2013 4:06am


        In our district, we use previous writing pieces when working on revision. After a lesson on one of the traits of writing, for example, students return to their portfolios and find a previous assignment to revise based on the new lesson. This allows students to see their writing grow throughout the year and allows them to really delve into the process of revision. Many students ask if they can just rewrite because they realize their drafts are so weak. Since the CCSS Writing standard 5 requires students to revise, edit, and rewrite, this is an authentic opportunity for students to do that.