Assessment of Practicum Experience and Portfolio

 

For: _____________________________________
_______________
(date)

 

 

Portfolio - Documentation of Practicum Experience       

(60%)

Score

Comments

Learning Agreement and Documentation of 75+ hours spent on a variety of field activities

15%

 

 

Documentation of and Reflection on Initial Activities      

10%

 

 

Documentation of and Reflection on Progressive Activities

15%

 

 

Documentation of and Reflection on Culminating Activities

15%

 

 

Other Components and Overall quality of Portfolio (organization, clarity, access, supporting documentation: journal/self-evaluation, other letters/information)

  5%

 

 

Participation in class and web-based discussions                                          

20%

 

 

Mentor and Instructor's Ratings and Evaluation of Field Experience         

20%

 

 

Total/Grade

 

 

 

Overall Comments:

 

 


Total: 15

Learning Agreement and Documentation of 75+ hours spent on a variety of field activities

 

<10.5

Incomplete, late or otherwise unacceptable submission of Three Party Learning Agreement, Practicum Designs, and/or Activity Logs and/ or insufficient hours or inappropriate activities.

 

10.5-11

Mismatched documentation or occasional late submission of Three Party Learning Agreement, Practicum Designs (initial and final), and/or Activity Logs and/or insufficient hours or activities.

 

12-13.4

Completion, timely submission and inclusion in portfolio of Three Party Learning Agreement, Practicum Designs (initial/planned and final/actual), and Activity Logs totaling at least 75 hours with adjustments in submissions made in response to requests and guidance from instructor

 

13.5-15

Accurate completion and timely submission of Three Party Learning Agreement accompanied by Practicum Designs (initial/planned and final/actual) with appropriate communication and updates regarding any changes required in the practicum design; Exemplary and regular communication regarding Activity Logs and/or evidence of hours or activities undertaken during practicum exceeding those required.

 

Total: 10

                        Completion/Documentation of Initial Activities                        

 

<7

Incomplete and poorly organized submission that does not match practicum design or is unsupported by activity logs; submissions that contain errors in grammar/spelling; submissions that fail to demonstrate awareness, reflection and growth as a professional.

 

<7-7.9

Incomplete submission that does not accurately reflect the final practicum design or are unsupported by activity logs; submissions contain errors in grammar, spelling; submissions that only minimally demonstrate awareness, reflection and growth as a professional.

 

8-8.9

Includes submissions organized and clearly linked by section headings to listed initial practicum design activities and supported by activity log entries.  The submissions represent a complete and clear summary of the activity and its relationship to professional growth and include: description of activity, reflection on observation/actions within the context and personal reactions to the information learned.

 

9-10

Exemplary submissions organized and clearly linked by section headings to listed initial practicum design activities and supported by activity log entries.  Entries demonstrate comprehensive observation, clear and deep reflection and analysis of situations that are grounded in both context and professional knowledge/experience and demonstrate growing awareness of personal styles and increasing understanding of the practicum context.  Appropriate/occasional reference is made to relevant professional sources.

 

Total: 15

                        Completion/Documentation of Progressive Activities              

 

<10.5

Incomplete and poorly organized submission that does not match practicum design or are unsupported by activity logs; or submissions that contain errors in grammar, spelling, or inadequate organization; or submissions that fail to demonstrate awareness, reflection and growth as a professional..

 

<12

Incomplete submission that does not accurately reflect the final practicum design or are unsupported by activity logs; submissions contain errors in grammar, spelling; submissions that only minimally demonstrate awareness, reflection and growth as a professional.

 

12-13.4

Includes submissions organized and clearly linked by section headings to listed progressive practicum design activities and supported by activity log entries.  The submissions represent a complete and clear summary of the activity and its relationship to professional growth and include: description of activity, reflection on observation/actions within the context and in relation to information previously learned (through experience, coursework, professional readings, etc.).

 

13.5-15

Exemplary submissions organized and clearly linked by section headings to listed progressive practicum design activities and supported by activity log entries.  Entries demonstrate clear and deep reflection and analysis of situations grounded in both context and professional knowledge and experience and demonstrating growth of awareness of personal styles and approaches to specific skills.  Citation or use of relevant professional sources are incorporated and documented within the submission as appropriate.

 

Total: 15

                        Completion/Documentation of Culminating Activities           

 

<10.5

Incomplete and poorly organized submission that does not match practicum design;  final documents contain significant errors in grammar/spelling, are irrelevant or of sub-professional quality.

 

10.5-11

Incomplete or poorly organized submission, partial mismatch with practicum design, or final documents contain errors in grammar/spelling, are irrelevant or of poor professional quality.

 

12-13.4

Includes final documents that correspond to listed culminating practicum design activities and are professional, polished documents that can be shared with relevant individuals at the practicum site.  The submissions represent a complete and clear summary report of the activity with description, analysis, reflection and recommendations.

 

13.5-15

Exemplary final documents corresponding to the culminating activities listed in the final practicum design.  Documentation is of a high professional quality are both appropriate and useful products demonstrating both learning and professional skills application relevant to the practicum participant's future position.  Reflection and recommendations are clear and citation or use of relevant professional sources are incorporated and documented within the product as appropriate.

 

Total: 5

Other Components and Overall quality of Portfolio

 

<4

Unorganized, unclear or difficult to access; Incomplete supporting documentation or lack of evidence of regular reflective journal entries or self evaluation.

 

4 - 4.4

Complete, clear, well-organized and easy to access; most supporting documentation available and/or in logical and clearly marked locations including regular reflective journal/self-evaluation, other letters/information;

 

4.5 - 5

Complete, clear, well-organized and easy to access; all supporting documentation located in sections clearly designated and linked/referenced where appropriate; reflective journal includes regular entries with both clear descriptions and evidence of initial reflections and identification of questions which are followed up in activity reflections. 

 

Total: 20

Participation in class and web-based discussions                                                                       

 

<14

Infrequent and inadequate/insubstantial participation in class and web-based discussions.

 

14-16

Infrequent or inadequate/insubstantial participation in class and web-based discussions.

 

16-17

Regular (at least weekly) participation in class and/or web-based discussions with significant or meaningful contributions and appropriate postings.

 

18-20

Frequent and regular participation in both class activities and web-based discussions with regular and significant postings, contributions, reflections and dialogue with colleagues.

 

Total: 20

Mentor and Instructor's Ratings and Evaluation of Field Experience        

 

<14

Both mentor and instructor feel that the candidate may have made progress over the course of the practicum, there remains need for significant improvement or need for additional critical practicum experiences to round out the professional preparation the participant prior to accepting a leadership position in this field.

 

14-16

Both mentor and instructor feel that, while acceptable progress may have been made, the end result of the practicum experience was the obvious need for candidate improvement and/or need for additional experiences to round out the professional experiences of the participant prior to accepting a leadership position in this field.

 

16-17

Mentor and/or instructor feel that participant made appropriate use of the practicum experience to develop awareness of, skills for and ability to serve as a professional.

 

18-20

Mentor and instructor agree that the participant made full use of the practicum experience to develop awareness of, skills for and ability to serve as a professional, strove to extend the experience and responsibilities at every appropriate opportunity and demonstrated a clear understanding of and ability to perform duties associated with the future profession.

 

 


 

 

 

Developed by Dr. Bonnie B. Mullinix 1999-2001                                                                 Monmouth University