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An Introduction to Using Portfolios in the Classroom
Charlotte Danielson and Leslye Abrutyn
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About This Book
As recently as the early 1990s, portfolios began to appear in the classroom to support a variety of activities, from helping students and teachers set goals to helping teachers and administrators assess curriculum needs.
For many educators, the portfolio process offers a clear strategy for the achievement of important classroom objectives. According to accounts from both researchers and practitioners, portfolios can:
This practical guide provides a useful resource for educators who would like to begin using portfolios in the classroom. In a concise format, the authors examine the many uses of portfolios and offer guidance on strategies to increase the effectiveness of this process in assessment and instruction.
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About the Authors
CHARLOTTE DANIELSON is Program Administrator for Educational Testing Service (ETS) and President of Princeton Education Associates in Princeton, New Jersey. She has worked as a consultant on performance assessment for numerous schools and school districts in the United States and overseas, and has designed materials and training programs for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and ETS.
LESLYE ABRUTYN has been a school administrator for 12 years. She is currently Assistant Superintendent for the Penn Delco School District, located in suburban Philadelphia, a position she has held since 1993.
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