Technology Issues in a "Flat World" Context
You can use performance assessments to obtain a richer and more complete picture of what your students know. As students become better and better at taking standardized tests , schools that are making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) can give themselves a pat on the back and breathe a sigh of relief once assessments have concluded. For students in those schools, countless hours of drilling, reviewing, and teaching test-taking strategies have paid off! But how do we really know that our students have internalized the information presented to them?
The use of personal portfolios for assessment and presentation long has been a component of higher education. In fact, personal portfolios are a graduation requirement at many colleges and universities. Now, electronic portfolios have begun to enter the world of K-12 education as well. Learn what electronic portfolios are and discover how they can help you and benefit your students. Included: Guidelines for developing personal portfolios. "A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work demonstrating the student's achievement or growth as characterized by a strong vision of content," according to Todd Bergman , an independent consultant and a teacher at Mt.