10-second review: 32 second-grade students using portfolios identified both cognitive and affective changes in their work, recognized both strengths and weaknesses in their reading and writing and progressed from broad goals to focused goals for their work.
Title: The Impact of Portfolios on Second-Grade Students’ Self-Assessment of their Literacy Development. BJ Hillyer. Dissertation Abstracts International, 54, 446A. (University Microfilms No. 93-16, 246). 1993.
Comment: Of course the teacher is going to need to help students review their work. I think portfolios, consisting of students’ work in reading and writing, are valuable for self-assessment of their learning. They should be part of grading. Like it or not, parents understand letter or numerical grades. RayS.