Portfolio Assessment: a Model for Counselor Education
Counselor Education & Supervision
Portfolio assessment can be a useful method of evaluation in counselor education training programs. The fundamental purpose of the portfolio is to provide data that is of use in a comprehensive assessment of students' performance over time and to demonstrate students' growth. Its strength lies in its collaborative teamwork for students and teachers, which provides a common framework to discuss learning and achievement. It can supplement evaluation in addition to existing methods and can address program issues. The intent of instruction in counselor education needs to be matched by the impact of training, which can be directly measured from what has been chronicled by students in their portfolios. This material can in turn be employed by students as they pursue further education or employment. A commentary on this article and the writers' response are provided.
Baltimore, Michael L.; Hickson, Joyce; and George, Joseph D., "Portfolio Assessment: a Model for Counselor Education" (1996). Faculty Bibliography. 2238.