Undergraduate/Graduate Portfolio Project Guidelines

Practicum Portfolio Assessment Rubric

Name________________________________________
Net ID ___________________________

  Unacceptable Acceptable Circle One
Design & Organization Design needs attention and portfolio shows limited organization. Inappropriate color, format, font, and photos. Design is creative and professional with all required elements present and obvious. Appropriate color, format, font, and photos. Acceptable

Unacceptable
Mechanics Some mechanical errors evident. There are NO mechanical errors evident. Acceptable

Unacceptable
Philosophy of Education Weak description of the philosophy of the candidate with little or no discussion of the essential elements that describe a personal philosophy or belief. Describes the educational philosophy of the candidate and clearly describes some or all of the following elements: the purpose of ELL education, the roles of the ELL teacher and student, and strong evidence of personal beliefs related to ELL education. Acceptable

Unacceptable
Autobiography Elements describe the candidate but fail to link to professional goals in the ESL field. Elements clearly describe the teaching candidate as a prospective ELL educator. Acceptable

Unacceptable
Resume Resume is not present Resume is present Present
Not present
ELL Standards and UWP KSD Criteria
UNACCEPTABLE
Personal Reflections are brief and fail to indicate entry-level proficiency. Alignment to the ELL Standard is weak with little explanation and there are no KSDs listed. Artifact(s) are briefly described and shows some relationship to a future career as an ELL educator.
ACCEPTABLE
Personal Reflections of artifacts aligned to three different standards are complete and indicate entry-level proficiency.
Alignment of artifacts with three different ELL Standards and KSDs that align with this artifact. Artifact(s) are completely described and relevant to the appropriate standard and a career in ELL education. At the minimum, six artifacts are included. Two artifacts have to address each of the three standards.

Standard 1
Language Competence: Teachers have a high degree of fluency in English, comprehend the linguistic and paralinguistic features of the English language, and recognize the processes through which languages are acquired in both formal and informal contexts.
Acceptable

Unacceptable

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Standard 2
Developmental, Social, Political, and Cultural Contexts: Teachers of English language learners address the developmental, social, political, and cultural contexts of their students’ lives and educational experiences. They comprehend how these relate to classroom performance and educational practice.
Acceptable

Unacceptable

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__Alignment
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Standard 3
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Teachers employ effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices for English language learners and possess knowledge of the content taught in schools.
Acceptable

Unacceptable

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Standard 4
The School Environment: Teachers recognize the importance of situating support programs for English language learners within the context of the school and community to ensure their academic success.
Acceptable

Unacceptable

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Standard 5
Professional Development: Teachers are reflective practitioners who continually engage in ongoing professional development, networking, research, and innovation (see Standard 9, Wisconsin Teacher Standards). Teachers actively seek out opportunities to grow and contribute professionally.
Acceptable

Unacceptable

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UW-Platteville KSD Alignment Chart Acceptable
Unacceptable
ELL Standard Alignment Chart Acceptable
Unacceptable
Admission Requirements: Verification of English proficiency, if applicable, Transcript, Current WI teaching license, Letter of Admission to the ELL Licensure Program Acceptable
Unacceptable
Current Transcripts, ACCESS Certification, Classroom Observations, and Admission Portfolio Rubrics. Acceptable
Unacceptable

If candidate receives any unacceptable rating or does not present required items, the candidate has not met minimum standards required for Practicum Portfolio Assessment of the ELL Certification Program. In such case, a second interview will be scheduled.