One of the most critical features of any kind of portfolio assessment is that students become more self-directed learners. To guide students on that path, they need to become aware of their own learning and become aware of what they can and cannot do in the language. Many other forms of classroom assessment leave the task of assessment to the teacher alone. But in portfolio assessment, agency moves towards the student.
Encouraging and helping students to evaluate their own work is an essential role that the teacher has in portfolio assessment. In this section we will describe several strategies and procedures that one can follow to encourage reflection.
The will be information about:
- I Learned statements
- Learning Logs
- Can-Do Statements
- Student-Teacher and Peer Conferences