The Portfolio Book

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This book provides portfolio assessment techniques in easy-to-manage steps. These steps are simple enough to become part of the everyday teaching process, making portfolio assessment an exciting exploration of each child's learning adventure. The book offers a variety of features, including: portfolio assessment theory; practical, easy-to-use applications; a complete, usable set of handy forms, all designed to streamline the process of portfolio assessment; photos of items to include in portfolios; an emphasis on family involvement; and an emphasis on teacher reflection. A ten-step portfolio process to make portfolio assessment both simple and exquisitely thorough. Some steps include: establishing a portfolio policy, collecting work samples, keeping systematic records, preparing narrative reports on behavior/activities, using three-way portfolio conferences, and preparing pass-along portfolios. For teachers using portfolio assessment for the first time, and for teachers experienced in  portfolio assessment seeking new and helpful material.

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The Portfolio Book provides portfolio assessment techniques in easy-to-manage steps. This text is unique in that it provides several major features in one book:

  • portfolio assessment theory
  • practical, easy-to-use applications
  • a complete, usable set of handy forms
  • photos of items to include in portfolios
  • emphasis on family involvement
  • emphasis on teacher reflection

About the Author:

Cathy Grace has served as the early childhood coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Education and assisted school districts in the implementation of public kindergarten throughout the state. Working with the Department of Human Services, Cathy coordinated the development of a family support/family preservation program that is now a statewide model. She lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elizabeth F. Shores, M.A.P.H., is the associate director for research, communications, and national initiatives of the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University. She has published articles on the early history of developmental disabilities services in Arkansas, mongraphs on K-12 reform and child welfare reform in Arkansas, and social studies curricula. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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