This opinion article makes a strong case for states to adopt portfolios as part of their assessment programs. The article provides a good overview of the advantages of using student portfolios as assessment. The author outlines how portfolios can focus on learning rather than completion, asses in more individualized ways to decrease racial and socio-economic biases in traditional standardized testing, allow students to use a growth mindset to build portfolios, and focus assessment on deeper real world learning opportunities.
This article is aimed at state policy- makers as well as educators and other leaders interested in changing assessment practices.
Source Organization: EducationDive