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Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, PreK-3

Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, PreK-3
Guiding Potential in Young Learners

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February 2008 | 152 pages | Corwin
Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, Pre K-3 offers preschool and primary teachers practical ways to build student portfolios and make authentic assessment work. Reflecting current research on young children's learning needs and developmentally appropriate teaching practices, this highly practical text helps educators efficiently gather and analyze data about children in their learning environments.

Busy practitioners will find:

-Easy-to-use materials and procedures that require minimal expense and preparation time

-Guidelines to streamline organization and management considerations

- Classroom applications for integrating assessments with instruction

About the Author
1. Assessing Young Children
Authentic Assessment Goals

What Is the Value of a Portfolio?

Research Related to Portfolios and Assessment

Assessment Terms and Explanations

2. Putting Portfolios Into Action

What Is a Portfolio?

Portfolio Objectives

Planning a Sequence for Implementing Portfolios

3. Child-Involved Portfolio Management
Introducing the Process to Young Children


Organizing the Process

Reflection as a Teacher-Directed Learning Task

Size of a Portfolio

Who Selects the Products?

Increasing Children's Role in Selection and Reflection

A Portfolio Center

Words of Experience

4. Products That Impact Assessment
Product Criteria

Open-Ended and Single-Correct-Answer Products

Portfolio Products

5. Techniques to Document Achievement
Learning Logs

Repeated Tasks That Emphasize Skill Development

Skill Captions

Analytical Observation

Rubrics for Young Children

To Grade or Not to Grade

6. Communication With Parents
Parents Communicating With Teachers

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Children Communicating With Parents

Teachers Communicating With Parents

7. End of the Year
Reflection of the Assessment Process

Products to Guide the Next Teacher

Publishing the Yearly Portfolio Books

Celebrating the Published Portfolio Books

Appendix: Stationary Templates

"Powerful, practical ideas to make learning visible to key stakeholders—the children and their families."

Amy Augenblick, Executive Director
Foundations for Families

"This book will contribute a great deal to the knowledge and skills teachers must have to successfully implement authentic assessment in pre-primary and primary grades. It is well positioned to provide the knowledge, insight, and compelling argument on why portfolio assessment is needed in early childhood education."

Susan Belgrad, Associate Professor
California State University, Northridge

"This book is well organized and presents portfolios in a teacher-friendly way."

Marianne Lucas Lescher, Principal
Kyrene de la Mariposa Elementary School, Tempe, AZ

"Appropriate assessment of young children involves parents, teachers, and the children themselves. Kingore takes the portfolio method even further and makes a case for the involvement of early childhood educators and school administrators as well."

Sue Javid, Early Childhood Consultant
Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township, MI

"Practical and simply written."

Shannan McNair, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Oakland University, Rochester, MI

"Kingore's splendid book enables every teacher, parent, administrator, and counselor to understand the role and value of the portfolio in the growth of the young child. This book is a must-read for all of us who seek to support the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional growth of children."

Joan Franklin Smutny, Founder and Director
Center for Gifted, National-Louis University

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

For instructors

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