Reflection: Student Portfolios Food Chemistry Assessment - Section 1: Assessment


Throughout the food chemistry unit, I collect student lab recording sheets to create a portfolio of their learning. This allows me to assess the quality of their writing about lab work using multiple data points. I evaluate the student portfolios using a rubric like the one found here. I ask students to evaluate their own work using a blue highlighter and I evaluate their work using a yellow highlighter. Where our scores match, a green box is created. When there is a large discrepancy between teacher and student scores, I conference with the student to discuss the reasons behind my decision.

This activity serves several purposes. Collecting student work into a portfolio allows each student to see their growth in the subject area over time. Self-evaluating the collection of work encourages students to think critically about their mastery of content standards and skills. Finally, the portfolio score serves as a summative assessment for the unit which I can utilize for report cards and parent conferences.

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  Student Portfolios: Assessing Student Lab Work
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Food Chemistry Assessment

Unit 7: Food Chemistry
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT show what they have learned about healthy foods.

Big Idea: Students can determine whether a food is healthy by looking at the nutrients it contains.

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