Student growth portfolios provide a holistic, meaningful picture of the value a teacher adds to his/her students’ learning using work already happening in the classroom.
A student growth portfolio consists of a purposeful collection of student work organized into evidence collections that demonstrate student growth within the state standards. The portfolio contains student work across two points of time for a differentiated sample of performance (emerging, proficient, and advanced).
Purposeful sampling is the process of choosing student work artifacts for inclusion in the portfolio collections as a formal part of the evaluation process.
Portfolio growth model scores maintain all the rights, responsibilities, and legalities of an individual growth measure attained from a TCAP test, and are treated as such within the evaluation process and with human capital decisions. To review the statute and policy, please go to Statute and Policy.