Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, Pre K-3: Guiding Potential in Young Learners

Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, Pre K-3: Guiding Potential in Young Learners

By: Bertie Kingore (author)Paperback

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Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, Pre K-3 offers preschool and primary teachers practical ways to build student portfolios and make authentic assessment work. Reflecting current research on young children's learning needs and developmentally appropriate teaching practices, this highly practical text helps educators efficiently gather and analyze data about children in their learning environments. Busy practitioners will find: -Easy-to-use materials and procedures that require minimal expense and preparation time -Guidelines to streamline organization and management considerations - Classroom applications for integrating assessments with instruction

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Dr. Kingore is an international consultant and the author of twenty-two books, numerous articles, and instructional aids. She has received many honors including the Legacy Award as the Author of the 2005 Educator Book of the Year and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of North Texas where she earned her Ph.D. She was also the first recipient of the Texas Gifted Educator of the Year Award. Bertie works with teachers and models instruction in classrooms all over the globe. She is recognized for her child-centered approach and her ability to seamlessly weave research into practice. She advocates learning experiences that respond to the marvelous diversity of children, encourage high-level responses and high achievement, and minimize the intensity of teacher preparation time. She fell in love with children and the values of portfolios her first year of teaching over 30 years ago. She delights in helping other teachers make authentic assessment realistic.


Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Assessing Young Children Authentic Assessment Goals What Is the Value of a Portfolio? Research Related to Portfolios and Assessment Assessment Terms and Explanations 2. Putting Portfolios Into Action What Is a Portfolio? Portfolio Objectives Planning a Sequence for Implementing Portfolios 3. Child-Involved Portfolio Management Introducing the Process to Young Children Materials Organizing the Process Reflection as a Teacher-Directed Learning Task Size of a Portfolio Who Selects the Products? Increasing Children's Role in Selection and Reflection A Portfolio Center Words of Experience 4. Products That Impact Assessment Product Criteria Open-Ended and Single-Correct-Answer Products Portfolio Products 5. Techniques to Document Achievement Learning Logs Repeated Tasks That Emphasize Skill Development Skill Captions Analytical Observation Rubrics for Young Children To Grade or Not to Grade 6. Communication With Parents Parents Communicating With Teachers Parent-Teacher Conferences Children Communicating With Parents Teachers Communicating With Parents 7. End of the Year Reflection of the Assessment Process Products to Guide the Next Teacher Publishing the Yearly Portfolio Books Celebrating the Published Portfolio Books Appendix: Stationary Templates References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412954839
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9781412954839
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 1412954835

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