* This page contains information gathered and submitted by members of 
   Louisiana State University's Portfolio Assessment Committee. 

Why Use Portfolios?

Portfolio assessment focuses on the entire writing process rather than
focusing simply on the finished product.

Portfolio assessment helps students to improve their own writing by
allowing them to examine their own writing process.

Portfolio assessment allows students to improve their own writing by
enabling them to examine their own strengths and weaknesses.

Portfolio assessment convinces students to become independent
evaluators of their writing and of all aspects of the writing process.

Portfolio assessment allows teachers to suspend their evaluation of a
student so that the student can have his/her best work evaluated.

Portfolio assessment allows the student to focus on achievement and
progress rather than on a particular grade.