Long-term Task Formats and Examples
Product Performance Extended Constructed Response
Curriculum Unit Portfolio Assessment
Contents of a Portfolio
Assessment portfolios typically contain a variety of materials from some or all of the categories below.
Table of Contents: Written, taped, or live commentary to help reviewers navigate the collection of entries ...more details
Work Samples: Actual products and performances in graphic, digital, recorded, or other form to provide evidence of learning ...more details
Documentation of Progression: Information to establish the order of entries and the timeframe in which they were produced to demonstrate growth and learning; may be integrated within the table of contents.
Annotations to Clarify Scope of Intended Task: Information to clarify the learning objectives underlying each entry. Annotations may take any number of forms, including a teacher-generated appended assignment sheet, a student-generated written description of task, a 3x5 card with a brief outline of the task attached to each entry, and an audiotape explaining portfolio contents.
Evidence of Process: Evidence of the steps taken to create an entry ...more details
Evidence of Reflection: Written or recorded self-evaluation of products and processes in their creation ...more details
Personal Skills/Knowledge Inventory: Written or oral (taped or live) information about background knowledge and skill in the arts content area being assessed. ...more details
Supporting Information: Additional clarification of context and purpose of each entry ...more details
Evidence of Evaluation: Documentation of grading or evaluation for individual entries in the portfolio ...more details
Evidence of Application/Extension: Work samples to demonstrate application or extension of skills, processes, and knowledge represented by one or more other entries ...more details
The format and parameters of a portfolio may take various forms.
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