General Studies 101
Summer Quarter 2007

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Criteria for ePortfolio

To receive full points for your ePortfolio, I will look at the following criteria:

  • Completeness – Your ePortfolio contains a separate portfolio for:
    • General Studies 101 with the following pages
      • PhotoEssay
      • Global Awareness Journal
      • Reflection Journal
      • Study Tips
    • Chicano Studies 101 with the following pages
      • Reading Notes
      • Papers
      • Other important pages important to show
    • Your Third Class
      • Important pages that are important to show
    • Personal or About Me
      • Hobbies
      • Activities
      • Poems
      • Pictures
      • Other important pages about you that you would like to share
  • Rationale - Did you adequately justify your selected artifacts with an introductory sentence or paragraph that represents important elements discussed within the class? (e.g., critical thinking skills, learning style preferences, affective behaviors, etc.)
  • Overall quality: What is the quality of the portfolio overall? (completeness, range of artifacts/evidence, and proficiency.)

The Rubric for Your ePortfolio

Rubrics are commonly used to evaluate portfolios. Rubrics provide descriptions of different levels of achievement in relation to specified criteria. The rubric below describes four levels of achievement in relation to the overall quality of a portfolio (#4 above; adapted from Skawinski & Thibodeau, 2002):

Level

Description

Distinguished
90-100 points

Evidence selected shows a high degree of understanding, knowledge, and/or performance; rationale provides a developed and convincing explanation for inclusion; portfolio overall is well-written and well-designed, presents a coherent and compelling case of achievement.

Proficient
80-89 points

Evidence selected shows an acceptable degree of understanding, knowledge, and/or performance; rationale provides a clear and acceptable explanation for inclusion; portfolio overall is well-written and well-organized, presents a coherent case of achievement.

Emerging
70-79 points

Evidence selected shows a moderate degree of understanding, knowledge, and/or performance; rationale may be incomplete or inconsistent, provides an underdeveloped explanation for inclusion; portfolio overall shows effort at organization but is not yet a fully developed case of achievement; quality of writing is inconsistent.

Unacceptable
60-69 points

Evidence selected shows minimal degree of understanding, knowledge, and/or performance; rationale provides little and/or irrelevant explanation for inclusion; portfolio overall is not yet organized to present a case; quality of writing interferes with ideas. May be too little to assess.