Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Goals for Portfolio

Setting Goals after Reflecting on your learning as an AP English 12 student Fall 2008 (Adapted from Concordia University in St. Paul)

After you have completed your reflection essay, you will identify which three of the five categories you will focus on winter trimester in order to become a well-rounded student.

Managing Time

Remember that research shows is that you must use your strengths to compensate for those areas that need improvement. To that end, you must be sure to address your two strong areas and how you can use them to “fill the holes.”

As always, this process assesses your performance only. (Your value as a person is not
dependent on your performance.)

We will be assessing each of the three goals based on the criteria listed below:

Missing: Student fails to set a goal on which to focus winter trimester.
Beginning: Student sets goal but does not indentify approaches for improving performance. Discussion of how to maintain or improve skills is absent.
Developing: Student sets goal and identifies areas to improve and maintain. Student articulates specific steps toward the goal and a process to measure success.
Accomplished: Student sets a “SMART” goal: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.
Exemplary: Student has not only set a “SMART” goal but also outlines how to use possessed strengths to help achieve the goal.

Your paper should include a brief explanation as to why you chose the three categories that you did based on your reflection (5 points), the goal you have set for each of the three categories with a bulleted list of how you will achieve it. (5 points for each goal). This should be 1-1.5 pages and is worth a total of 20 points.