Standards and Grading

The e-Portfolio will be assessed according to a standard checklist; see: "How should my e-Portfolio be organized and presented?"

The standards that are applied to the 13 e-Portfolio components—the Introduction and Statement of Professional Philosophy, the 9 statements of competency with accompanying evidence presented for meeting competencies, and the Summary and Affirmation—are either "deficient" or "satisfactory".

Deficient can mean that the discussion or evidence presented is poorly written, not relevant, or insufficiently demonstrates basic knowledge about a topic, principle, or competency.

Satisfactory means that the student's statement of competency and evidence demonstrates that he or she not only knows about the principle or topic in the competency but also understands and can "do" something with it, such as apply it, put it into practice in an appropriate setting, or use it to plan for and create products or services.

"Know" and "can do" are the guiding elements in the judgment by which deficient or satisfactory is determined for the statements of competency and the evidence presented in the e-Portfolios. What we know is not sufficient, while demonstrating what we can do with what we know is satisfactory.

See Competency Statement Rubrics, which describe what specifically needs to be addressed for a Satisfactory statement of competency.

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