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The notion of evidence portfolio is used in the field of education to refer to an evaluation system that consists of the collection of products developed by a student. In this way, the teacher can evaluate the student's work.

The collection of evidence must be periodic to show progress in the different curricular areas. The portfolio of evidence, therefore, is a dynamic tool that transcends traditional objective tests (such as written or oral exams), but doesn't exclude them.

Abstracts of texts, charts, graphs, concept maps, digital documents, self-assessments and standardized tests can be part of the evidence portfolio.

The use of an evidence portfolio isn't limited to the school. In the workplace, this type of portfolio collects the knowledge, skills and abilities of an individual who demonstrates, in this way, his strength to perform in a job. A hierarchical superior will be responsible for analyzing these evidences and judging how the employee responds to the training process.

Content of an evidence portfolio

The evidence portfolio is expected to articulate the following elements in an orderly manner, both in electronic and physical format:

* a technical report (a count of the steps that have been carried out and the means and methods used) of the training process;

* a training plan which includes:

+ all the data of the headquarters in which the training process will take place (your physical address and your telephone number);
+ the date of the training process;
+ the general purpose of the training process, as well as its general strategy;
+ the general strategy of the learning evaluation process, its criteria and the results of the process;
+ the thematic axes on which the staff will be based to obtain the expected results;
+ the didactic techniques that'll be used to facilitate the process;
+ the materials to use during the course;
+ the activities that'll be carried out during the training process, with their respective dates.

* a detailed list of all the people who will participate in the training process;

* A copy of the attendance forms with the signatures of each participant;

* a profile of each participant, using a structure that includes the experience they had in problems similar to those presented throughout the training process before beginning;

* way in which participants will be evaluated for their degree of satisfaction after each day of the learning process;

* technique with which the results of the satisfaction evaluations mentioned above will be systematized;

* evaluation format, by each student, of the quality of the teaching staff, their degree of organization and the execution of the course in general;

* systematization of the results of said evaluation;

* the instruments that'll be used for the diagnostic, intermediate and final evaluations that'll be applied to the students and that must be related to the strategy and the evaluation criteria that are reflected in the training plan.


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