Module 6: Assessing Teaching and Learning

Assessing Student Learning:



Portfolios offer a third opportunity for your students to demonstrate their learning. Much like artists' portfolios, student portfolios contain a sampling of work that represents a student's achievement over the semester.

Generally, portfolios include both classwork and work that the student has completed outside of class—for example, an independent research project, or a sample of work completed during an internship or volunteer experience. Ask students to prepare a written statement documenting how the work in their portfolio shows a growth in understanding over time.