Links to a number of efolio articles/research from Neal Strudler, University of Nevada Las Vegas and Keith Wetzel.
Hiper, Research in Efolio- research study posted online
Helen Barret's Website/Blog on efolios
*Special note: She has been working with and reflecting on the use of portfolios for a
number of years.
Other articles on portfolios/efolios
Opinion piece from Campus Technology- Highly recommended
The Use of Portfolio Assessment in Evaluation- Food for thought
Dominican University Portfolio Video- A "how to" guide. Students reflect during periods called "gateways".
University of Southern California Center for Teaching and Learning
Provides numerous links to other efolio sites
Updated by Takkunen 12.2008
Schools of Education Portfolio Websites
University of WI-Madision *Interesting: Students present their portfolios at the schools in which they did their internship. Stakeholders are invited to the presentation.
Indiana State University *Includes a rubric
University of Arkansas *Link to handbook. Portfolios are organized around a conceptual framework. Students are scored on a rubric and must obtain a certain score.
The first step in planning portfolio assessment for your classroom is determining the purpose of the assessment. This means deciding what you want to measure and why you want to make that measurement. The purpose of the portfolio is the foundation on which the entire project rests. The purpose should be specific, but not too narrow.
One of the greatest strengths of portfolio assessment in program evaluation may be its power as a tool to communicate program impact to those outside of the program. While this kind of data may not take the place of statistics about numbers served, costs, or test scores, many policy makers, funders, and community members find visual or descriptive evidence of successes of individuals or programs to be very persuasive.