Rubrics and Reflection

A portfolio is a collection of artifacts that represent student growth and learning. A student reflection should accompany each artifact and students should receive meaningful feedback for each artifact. Optimally, students should receive feedback from peers and their teacher. Then, there is the summative assessment of the entire portfolio. This is an opportunity for students to review the selected artifacts and reflect on how this collection of artifacts meets all of the ISTE Standards for Students.

There are two levels of portfolio assessment, the "what" and the "how".  Together these two sets of criteria give a well-rounded and complete picture of the student's portfolio.
  1. 'What" assesses the contents or the outcomes that the portfolio is meant to demonstrate - in this case an ICT portfolio based on NETS for students.
  2. "How" defines the process and assesses how well the portfolio is constructed.
Below are templates for Artifact Reflection and a range of rubrics (simple to complex) that can be used to assess a portfolio.

Analytic and Holistic Rubrics adapted from NH ICT Rubric Cohort
Process Rubric adapted from Dan Wilton. (2004). A Generic Rubric for Evaluation ePortfolios. Retrieved November 8, 2012, from
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Analytic Portfolio Rubric A rubric to identify and assess individual components of a portfolio 
Artifact Reflection Template Reflective prompts for student reflection 
Holistic Portfolio Rubric A rubric to assess the portfolio as a whole 
Process Rubric A rubric to assess how well the portfolio is organized and constructed 
Simple Visual Rubric A visual rubric with simplified language 
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