Like any good educational system, the Luther College Teacher Education Program provides multiple ways for students to demonstrate learning and consequently, uses multiple ways to assess learning. The Luther College Portfolio System is one of those ways!
In a generalized way, the goals for TEP students (“candidates” for licensure) is to demonstrate application of the InTASC standards, the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium standards, released in 1992.
The portfolio is a place you, the candidate, identify evidence of your demonstration of the learning. You choose the evidence and explain how the evidence demonstrates your learning.
Also, it is important for learners to show growth over time; the portfolio system allows this. Our portfolio system includes three portfolios created by the TEP candidate over the time in the TEP.