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Planning for Portfolios

Establishing the Purpose and Audience for Your Portfolio

Purpose:What you want to measure and why you want to make that measurement
Why: To lay foundation for entire portfolio.
Who: Teacher/Student, department, district
How: Look at curriculum, Standards, own instructional focus
Key: Purpose drives decisions

Planning is a crucial step in implementing assessment portfolios in the classroom. First, purpose and audience are determined. Together, purpose and audience frame the entire portfolio process and provide a road map for you and your students. It is also in the planning phase that criteria are set to ensure that your assessment is both valid and reliable. This discusses these elements of the portfolio, why they are necessary, and how to determine them.

5:1 - Planning the purpose
5:2 - Planning the audience
5:3 - Portfolio scenarios: Planning purpose and audience

Resources and needs: Setting your purpose
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