<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >

E – portfolio

In many fields such as architecture, engineering, medicine, design, and higher education, portfolio development and assessment has become the preferred method of professional development, assessment and evaluation (Mestry&Schmidt, 2010). In fact, the use of comprehensive standards based portfolios in both the formative and summative evaluation and assessment of teacher and administrator candidates has become the norm for numerous Colleges of Education across the United States (Vyortkina, 2003). Therefore, the use of a professional E-Portfolio as the primary organizational tool for documents and data that demonstrates a building principal’s level of competence, based on the growing trend to facilitate a reflective practice and to provide for a more in depth analysis into a professional’s level of competence and expertise as has been previously stated, makes sense.

From 1999 to 2002 the State of Ohio was one of five states that participated in field testing a portfolio assessment for school leaders, which was designed by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and Educational Testing Services (ETS). A follow-up qualitative study involving a small sample of principals that participated in this field test had mixed results. Some principals found portfolios to be extra work and concluded that it did not benefit their leadership capacity, whereas many of them found the portfolio process to enhance their individual leadership growth when it was specifically connected to a community reflective approach. In other words, principals that could be afforded the opportunity for collaborative discourse on the development of the portfolio found greater personal benefit than those that were not afforded the same opportunity (Johnston&Thomas, 2005).

Marcoux, Brown, Irby and Lara-Alecio (2003) conducted a case study on the use of portfolios in the principal evaluation process in a rural K-12 district in New York and found that the process not only facilitated the overall leadership effectiveness but also had a measureable impact on student achievement. Additionally, teacher professional development was found to be more focused and the embedded collaboration and communication with the district’s superintendent improved the principal’s individual reflective skills. By collecting data and artifacts to document his/her individual leadership work and efforts, the principal is forced to continually look at data and reflect on what works and what does not work (Marcoux et al., 2003).

With the proposed New Jersey model, principals would be required to develop an E-Portfolio documenting their accomplishments and growth in each of the school leadership domains identified by ISLLC 2008 – Vision (Standard I), Instruction (Standard II), Management (Standard III), Community (Standard IV), Ethics (Standard V) and the Larger World Context (Standard VI), similar to the Ohio field test and the practice found in Virginia (Catano&Stronge, 2006). The portfolio would be comprised of artifacts that provide evidence of principal candidates’ level of competency in each of the six ISLLC domains (Brown-Sims, 2010). Documentation to be included in the e-portfolio would be mutually agreed upon by the principal candidate and his/her evaluating supervisor and/or structured interview panel. This need for collaborative discourse is essential as the previous studies in both Ohio and New York indicate.

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
Jobilize.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!

Source:  OpenStax, Education leadership review special issue: portland conference, volume 12, number 3 (october 2011). OpenStax CNX. Oct 17, 2011 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11362/1.5
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Education leadership review special issue: portland conference, volume 12, number 3 (october 2011)' conversation and receive update notifications?