In regard to portfolio assessment, discuss the following:
1. What is a portfolio?
2. What is the value of a portfolio?
3. What are some things that might be included in a literacy portfolio?
4. Why should multiple samples of the same targeted area be included in many cases?
As you discuss these topics, I offer some ideas from my experiences to jump start.
1. What is a portfolio? I deem it as a showcase or compilation of students' work in order to demonstrate growth, areas of strengths, creativity, or weaknesses in writing, literacy, ...
The merits of portfolio assessment are briefly emphasized.