Habits of Mind 9: Assessing with Journals and Portfolios


In this Learning Path, you will learn how growth toward internalization of the Habits of Mind requires forms of assessment that differ from those used for content-based learning.  The focus is on the use of journals and portfolios as a way to provide students with a method for documenting growth over time.



Learning Path Outcomes:
  • Examine the importance of documenting and narrating a story of learning growth over time
  • Understand how journals and portfolios provide valuable qualitative self-assessment data.
  • Learn strategies for developing these personal narratives and format options for keeping track

Additional information


Administrators, Educational Specialists, Instructional Coaches, K-12 Educators, Paraprofessionals, Superintendents

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)


2 hours


Art Costa, Bena Kallick