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    Why do you think portfolios have become a popular form of assessment? Do you think portfolios are a good medium to assess learning? Why or why not?

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    Portfolios are popular because they can be customized to fit many types of content areas. There are 5 basic purposes for portfolios: project documentation, growth, achievement, competence, and celebration.

    Project portfolios focus on the work from a student's project. The student documents the process showing evidence of having completed every step along the way.

    Growth portfolios show progress toward competence on one or more learning targets. They document increasing levels of achievement. Students select evidence related to a given learning target and us ...

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    Portfolios are a recent assessment that is popular with many teachers. Why? How do you use them in your classroom?