Promoting Mastery through Portfolio Assessment

Fellow: Heidi Wall, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Tang Fellow

Project Overview

Many disciplines have used portfolio-based assessment as a means of capturing student learning and growth over time and recording students’ best work. This project will explore the possibility of implementing a portfolio-based approach to assessment in the math classroom, including interrogating such questions as: How can students better identify areas for growth? How can regular reflection help in guiding their learning? Will a portfolio-based approach help support growth mindset in learning mathematics if students are not penalized for learning at different rates?