Ideas

True Student Portfolio

Idea from Adam Giedd:

To promote student review of work, give teachers the option to have students choose 1, 2, or 3 of their best responses from any given assessment. Over time this will create a true portfolio of the students' best work.

  • Share this portfolio with next years teacher so they can see what level of proficiency the student was at last year.

Now that Extempore does a lot more than just Speaking, this should have different "tags" based on the type of work the student is saving to their portfolio. For example, X number of speaking samples, X number of writing samples, etc.

Privacy settings need to be included with the option for Public, Private, or Share (with password)

  • Sam Slagle
  • Apr 23 2020
  • Planned
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  • Kat Manzella commented
    24 Apr, 2020 02:29pm

    This would be a great additional component to this program. To show the a student's ability to speak, their fluency and pronunciation would allow the upcoming teacher a peak at the what the student is capable of. Not just relying on a placement test, which we all know are not standardized at all.

  • Adam Giedd commented
    24 Apr, 2020 04:57am

    This would be a game changer. To be able to tell the student "Choose one speaking and one writing sample from each month that you are most proud of or that you believe most accurately reflects what you can do with [insert language]" and then have those, and only those, samples collected and displayed on a separate page - WOW.

    I see student confidence increasing as they are able to visualize the slow process of language acquisition. I see parents having meaningful and personal feedback as opposed to wondering what a single letter grade means. I see support for world language programs growing when co-workers and administrators can tangibly grasp the proficiency progress that students make over the course of a year. This is how we prove that what we do accomplishes "College and Career Readiness"