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Tool: Making decisions about portfolios

Answering the relevant questions here will help you define the particulars about your students' portfolios:

Used for instruction?


Used for assessment?

Used for documentation?


Used for evaluation?

Contents defined by student?  


Contents defined by teacher?                          

Contents evaluated by student?  


Contents evaluated by teacher?                              


Viewed as a resume?


Viewed as a representative sample of overall performance?

Viewed as a constantly changing exhibit?

Used to show evidence that a standard has been reached?


Used to show progress over time?

Used to show student’s interests and abilities?

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