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Portfolios and standardized tests are two types of ways teachers can assess their students There are many advantages and disadvantages to both assessments Right now whether teachers agree with standardized tests or not all teachers have to give them to their students Portfolios on the other hand are not required in a classroom because it is not a required assessment for all teachers to use Portfolios are folders that hold students works in any or all subjects that teachers choose to use them for They hold all different types of work a student creates It has A work to work that needs more improvement on inside the folders The students choose what goes in their portfolio not the teacher Standardized tests are tests administered to each student at the same time They have a time limit to them and their test scores are based on the norm Much of school-based assessment does actually prevent students from becoming thoughtful respondents to and to be able to judge their own work Portfolios help students learn to assess their own progress as learners and teachers gain new views of their accomplishments in teaching They also give students responsibility for taking the lead in evaluating their own work enlarging the view of what is learned a place for process and a developmental point of view Some important things that matter when dealing with portfolios is a students performance on the kind of skills that appear on tests that first-draft work is good enough and achievement matters to the exclusion of development There are centrally two aims that teachers have for student portfolios The first is to design ways of evaluating student learning that will be essentially providing information to teachers and school systems it will also model personal responsibility in questioning and reflecting on ones own work The second is to find ways of capturing growth over time so that students can become
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