A type of performance assessment that is frequently used by those in the teaching and/or early childhood profession is the portfolio. A portfolio is a selection of your materials that document your performance over time. Students often select their best work samples to showcase their achievement. These items might provide evidence of employability skills as well as academic skills. Some of the items that a student may choose to include in a portfolio are:
While the portfolio is usually assembled at the culmination of a course to provide evidence of learning, the student must be meaningful in gathering the needed components. The portfolio, once it is complete, is your property and should remain in your possession to be used for interviews with employers, college application interviews, and any other environment that you are asked to showcase your skills or abilities.
A portfolio can be a powerful tool. It will require you do some self reflection and self assessment. Dont see this as a burden or strenuous course requirement, see it as a tool that may set your apart from another applicant
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