Graduate Research Papers

Author

Lora L. Daily

Availability

Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Portfolios in education;

Abstract

Writing portfolios were implemented into a fifth grade writing program as a means of qualitative assessment. The descriptive nature of portfolio assessment is the focus of this project, which describes the teacher's interaction with three I students during teacher-student conferences as writing collections were developed. The writing conferences consisted of the teacher and students collaboratively reflecting on student writing and setting goals for further writing activity and instructional sessions. With the implementation of portfolio conferences, the teacher was able to support student writing goals and their attainment. As the students presented writing samples and goals during the conferences, the teacher planned for future instruction and followed-up on such instruction during the next conference. The portfolio conferences provided opportunities for the teacher to understand the student writers' needs and interests and supported the teacher in describing individual student involvement with the writing process. Instruction and assessment became more closely connected and, as a result, were more meaningful to the children.

Year of Submission

1996

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jeanne McLain Harms

Comments

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Date Original

1996

Object Description

1 PDF file (26 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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