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Portfolio Connection: Student Work Linked to Standards 3ed

by Susan Belgrad, Kay Burke and Robin Fogarty Corwin Press
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Pbk 288 pages
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Research and practice show that portfolios are powerful tools for assessing students authentically, communicating with parents about the learning process, and helping learners across all grade levels and content areas record their successes and take ownership of their learning.

The third edition of The Portfolio Connection offers practical advice and reader-friendly strategies for implementing student portfolios in the classroom. Through step-by-step procedures, the authors help teachers incorporate standards into the portfolio process by providing expanded checklists and rubrics to monitor student progress. The updated edition also includes:

Additional information on e-portfolios and integrating technology
Steps for conducting student-led conferences
Portfolio examples for children with special needs
Guidance on increasing parent involvement
Information on the impact of NCLB on student assessment
Discover how you can use portfolios to heighten students' self-reflection while expanding their critical and creative thinking skills.

About the Authors
1. Connect Portfolio Purpose to Audience
2. Connect Portfolio Design to Developmental Stages
3. Connect Portfolio Content to Local and State Standards and Curricula
4. Connect Portfolio Purpose Through Students' Collections, Reflections, and Selections
5. Connect Students' Reflections and Self-Assessments to Criteria, Rubrics, and Standards
6. Connect Students' Voices Through Web Conferences and Showcases
Additional Reading

'A good overview of the entire portfolio process, from its philosophical foundations to the celebration of student achievement.' Michael F. Dwyer, English Department Chair 'I am very impressed with this book because as a new teacher, I am looking for ideas for the next year that will make me feel more confident. Using a portfolio will help me show evidence that the students are making progress toward meeting state standards.' Stephanie Jones, Teacher
Kay Burke has served as an award-winning classroom teacher and a school administrator, university instructor, and international professional developer. She works with Kay Burke Associates, LLC, to provide workshops for teachers and administrators in standards-based learning, performance assessment, classroom management, mentoring, and portfolio development. For the past 18 years, Burke has presented at state and national conferences such as ASCD, NSDC, NAESP, NASSP, NMSA, and IRA as well as international conferences in Canada and Australia. She is the author of 10 professional development books and coauthor of a college textbook on assessment. Corwin Press published Burke`s best-selling From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps: Tools for Assessing Student Learning, K 8 (2006) , a 2007 finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing presented by the Association of Educational Publishers. Other books published by Corwin Press include How to Assess Authentic Learning, Fourth Edition (2005) and What to Do With the Kid Who: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline and Responsibility in the Classroom (Third Edition). Susan Belgrad is currently a professor of education with California State University, Northridge. She has taught at the elementary level and in early childhood special education, and has enjoyed a long career in higher education working with teachers from pre-kindergarten through high school. For the past 20 years, Belgrad has led state and national efforts that support teachers` professional education and public awareness of teacher excellence.