Assessment Resource Kit

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Admission (School), Assessment portfolios, Experiential learning, Portfolios (Background materials), Program development, Reporting (Student achievement), Student assessment


This project was supported by a grant under the Curriculum Development Projects Program from the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training.


Portfolios are sources of evidence for judgements of student achievement in a range of contexts, from classroom monitoring of student performance to high-stakes summative assessment. All portfolios, whatever their purpose, contain 'pieces of evidence'. The more relevant the evidence, the more useful it is for inferring a student's level of achievement in a learning area. This issue on portfolios in the Assessment Resource Kit (ARK) magazine series contains five articles: 1. Different portfolios for different purposes; 2. Working portfolios; 3. Documentary portfolios; 4. Show portfolios; 5. Designing portfolio assessments.

Recommended Citation

Forster, M., & Masters, G. (1996). Portfolios: Assessment Resource Kit. Australian Council for Educational Research.

Place of Publication

Camberwell, Victoria


The Australian Council for Educational Research



Portfolios: Assessment Resource Kit

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