Annotated Bibliography on Portfolios, Alternative Assessment and Tools for Developing Electronic Portfolios


Books on Professional Portfolios or Higher Education

Baron, Cynthia (1996). Creating a Digital Portfolio. Indianapolis: Hayden Books
A book designed for graphic arts professionals. This book includes a CD-ROM and provides some interesting examples of web-based and CD-ROM-based portfolios using a variety of construction tools, including HTML, Director and Acrobat.
Brown, Genevieve and Irby, Beverly (1997). The Principal Portfolio. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press
This book focuses specifically on portfolios for principals.
Bullock, Ann Adams; Hawk, Parmalee (2001) Developing a Teaching Portfolio: a guide for preservice and practicing teachers. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall

Burke, Kay (1997). Designing Professional Portfolios for Change. Palatine, Illinois: IRI/SkyLight Training & Publishing

This book contains a variety of models for creating a professional portfolio for educators.
Burke, Kay (ed.) (1996). Professional Portfolios. Palatine, Illinois: IRI/SkyLight Training & Publishing
This is collection of articles that focus on the use of portfolios for preservice teachers, professional development, and performance evaluation.
Campbell, Cignetti, Melenyzer, Nettles & Wyman (1997). How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers. California University of Pennsylvania.
This little blue book is a "must have" for student teachers. It covers the specifics of developing a teaching portfolio that demonstrates achievement of the INTASC standards.
Campbell, Melenyzer, Nettles & Wyman (2000). Portfolio and Performance Assessment in Teacher Education. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Following up on their previous book, the authors have created a guide for teacher educators on how to implement a portfolio and performance assessment system in a preservice teacher education program.  Chapter titles include: Gaining and Communicating a Vision; Guidelines for Portfolio Development; Ensuring Quality in Student Learning Through Performance Assessments and Rubrics; Supporting Students as They Document Their Learning; Assessing Program Quality; Learning as We Go: Continuing the Work of Program Self-Evaluation.  Also included in the Appendices are: Artifacts Checklist, Artifacts Possibilities; Rubrics to Use in a Portfolio Checkpoint System; Self-Assessment Sorting Exercise for Determining Values in Teaching; Transcript of a Sample Junior Checkpoint Conference.
Dietz, Mary E.(2001) Designing the School Leader's Portfolio. Arlington Heights: Skylight Professional Development

Glatthorn, Allan (1996). The Teacher's Portfolio: Fostering and Documenting Professional Development. Rockport, MA: Pro>Active Publications.

"This book is intended for teachers, supervisors, and administrators. It focuses on how to foster teachers' professional growth and use the portfolio to document that growth. The two processes are closely intertwined: growth without documentation remains too private; documentation without growth is too trivial." (p.vii)
Hartnell-Young, Elizabeth and Morriss, Maureen (1999). Digital Professional Portfolios for Change. Arlington Heights: Skylight Professional Development
The first book that addresses a model of putting multimedia professional portfolios on the World Wide Web. Covers strategies developed by Women @ the Cutting Edge in Australia.
Lyons, Nona (ed.) (1998). With Portfolio in Hand: validating the new teacher professionalism. New York: Teachers College Press.
A very comprehensive guide to teaching portfolios, with articles by Lee Shulman, Dennie Wolf, Larry Cuban, and many others.
Martin, Debra Bayles (1999) The Portfolio Planner - Making Professional Portfolios Work for You. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Merrill.
This little book can be shrink-wrapped for free with a variety of Merrill textbooks in Teacher Education. It answers a variety of questions students have in developing portfolios and includes planning guides for creating professional portfolios for several different audiences.
Martin-Kniep, Giselle (1998). Why Am I Doing This? Purposeful Teaching through Portfolio Assessment. Portsmouth: Heinemann

McLaughlin, Maureen; Vogt, MaryEllen (1996). Portfolios in Teacher Education. Newark: International Reading Association.

McLaughlin, Vogt, Anderson, DuMez, Peter, Hunter (1998). Professional Portfolio Models: Reflections Across the Teaching Profession. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.

Seldin, Peter (1997). The Teaching Portfolio. Bolton: Anker Publishing

This book is considered the "bible" for higher education faculty preparing a portfolio for tenure and promotion.
Wilcox, Bonita; Tomei, Lawrence. (1999) Professiomal Portfolios for Teachers. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordom Publishers, Inc.

Wolf, Kenneth (1999). Leading the Professional Portfolio Process for Change. Arlington Heights, IL: Skylight Professional Development

Wyatt, Robert L.; Looper, Sandra (1999) So You Have to Have a Portfolio. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press

Yancey, Kathleen Blake and Weiser, Irwin (eds.) (1997) Situating Portfolios: Four Perspectives. Logan: Utah State University Press

A great compendium of articles focusing on theory and power (primarity in writing portfolios), pedagogy, teaching and professional development, and technology. This book is "both reflective and forward-looking, practice-oriented but well-grounded in theory,"


Books on Portfolios in K-12 Education

Ash, Linda E. (2000) Electronic Student Portfolios. Arlington Heights: Skylight Professional Development

Barton, James; Collins, Angelo (eds.) (1997) Portfolio Assessment: A Handbook for Educators. Dale Seymour Publications.

Belanoff, Pat & Dickson, Marcia (eds.). (1991) Portfolios: Process and Product. Poutsmouth: Heinemann

This book focuses on college level portfolios and specifically writing portfolios. It does have a few examples from middle school and high school especially as it relates to using portfolios in classrooms.
Burke, Kay; Fogarty, Robin; Belgrad, Susan (1994). The Mindful School: The Portfolio Connection. Palatine: IRI/Skylight Training & Publishing
A thoughtful, in-depth review of the stages of portfolio development.

Cole, Donna; Ryan, Charles W.; Kick, Frank (1995) Portfolios Across the Curriculum and Beyond. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press

Contains concise information designed to help teachers understand how portfolios can aid their efforts in student assessment. Includes a chapter on the use of technology for portfolio development.

Danielson, Charlotte; Abrutyn, Leslye (1997) An Introduction to Using Portfolios in the Classroom. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Another "must-have" for K-12 teachers looking for a short summary of the portfolio development process. Published by ASCD, it covers types of portfolios, the portfolio development process, the benefits of portfolios, and portfolio management.

Farr, Roger and Tone, Bruce (1998) Portfolio and Performance Assessment; Helping Students Evaluate Their Progress as Readers and Writers (second edition). Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.

Fogarty, Robin (ed.) (1996) Student Portfolios: A Collection of Articles. Palatine: IRI/Skylight Training & Publishing

A collection of articles on creating student portfolios, including some early articles that form the foundation literature on portfolios.

Gronlund, Gaye; Engel, Bev (2001) Focused Portfolios™: A complete Assessment for the Young Child. Redleaf Press distributed by Gryphon House

Guskey, Thomas (ed.) (1996) Communicating Student Learning: 1996 ASDC Yearbook. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

The last chapter, by W. Ross Brewer and Bena Kallick, "Technology's Promise for Reporting Student Learning," presents a vision of how online digital portfolios can enhance communication as well as provide more information to parents and the public, who are increasingly interested in student achievement.

Hebert, Elizabeth A. (2001) The Power of Portfolios: What children can teach us about learning and assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

One of the best books on elementary student portfolios. This book models the portfolio process itself. An excellent book on how this principal's school developed the portfolio process over more than a decade, with remarkable success. "...a practical and imaginative approach for using portfolios with elementary level students and shows how the portfolio process can serve as a powerful motivational tool by encouraging students to assess their own work, set goals, and take responsibility for future learning."

Koch, Richard; Schwartz-Petterson. (2000) The Portfolio Guidebook: Implementing Quality in an Age of Standards. Norwood, MA: Christopjer-Gordon Publishers.

Paris, Scott; Ayres, Linda R. (1994). Becoming Reflective Students and Teachers with Portfolios and Authentic Assessment Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Porter, Carol & Cleland, Janell (1995) The Portfolio as a Learning Strategy. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Written by two high school language arts teachers, this book is filled with many examples from their classrooms. They focus on the use of the portfolio to enhance student learning, with a major emphasis on reflection. An excellent resource on how reflection can be used to support the learning process. A very practical guide for secondary teachers.

Schipper, Beth; Rossi, Joanne (1997) Portfolios in the Classroom: Tools for Learning and Instruction. York, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers

Shaklee, Beverly D., [et al.] (1997) Designing and Using Portfolios. Boston: Allyn and Bacon

A very readable book on authentic assessment, focusing on grades K-6; portfolio assessment as a decision-making process; design, implementation, and management; using portfolio results in planning instruction; shifting assessment paradigms. Every so often, key points and important ideas are summarized in "at a glance" sections.

Stefanakis, Evangeline (2002) Multiple Intelligences and Portfolios: A window into the learner's mind. Pourtsmouth: Heinemann

This interesting book applies Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to the portfolio development process and points out the role of portfolios in a comprehensive assessment system. Includes a companion dual-platform CD-ROM geaturing sample student portfolios and reproducible assessment forms.

Sunstein, Bonnie S.; Lovell, Jonathan H. (eds.) (2000) The Portfolio Standard: How Students Can Show Us What They Know and Are Able to Do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann


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