And that’s my new brilliant idea for the session. Of course, I can’t take full credit for the idea. I was inspired by my graduate adviser, who is also the director of an IEP, who shook up the old, boring assessment routine in her program by adding portfolios. And my ever-helpful colleague, Robb, mentioned that self-assessment is always a good idea. And then I had a great Twitter conversation with an educator who has found success with portfolios.
So here I am. I’m excited about the idea, but I’ve got tons of questions. Mainly, how do I grade these things? I’ve got some thoughts, so I’m attaching a link to a document I’m working on if you care to look it over. This is just the writing portfolio assignment. I’ve also got one for reading and speaking/listening classes. Feedback is always appreciated.