Not true! As a matter of fact there are many folks working hard to
ensure the continued use of portfolio and to improve their usefullness
to the school improvement process. The DOE is very committed, as are
others, to performance-based assessments...the true cornerstone of
standards-based teaching and learning. Portfolios are presently one of
only 3 local assessments that can be included in the state
accountability system. There are plans under consideration to improve
the reliablity of scores so that they have greater meaning and the
public will have more confidence in them. Classroom assessments are
where it's at for improving instruction and student achievement so don't
even whisper that they may be losing their significance!!!
John Tapper wrote:
> >I have looked through all of the data sent to us regarding the three
> >sessions of testing for 8th and 10th graders last spring but have not
> >found any results concerning the portfolios that were sent in...how
> do I
> >get those results?
> It's rather strange, but you can't. The state won't give out the
> results to anyone. Our superintendent tried numerous times to get
> My theory is that the portfolios are being made less important because
> NSRE's. This is another step in making them insignificant.
> John Tapper