Bernhardt, V. (1994). The school portfolio: A comprehensive framework for school improvement. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
Bernhardt explores the improvement of school performance through the use of school portfolios, that is, a self-assessment tool that exhibits a school’s goals, progress, achievements, and vision for future improvement. Chapter topics include the school portfolio, criteria for assessing school improvement, leadership, student achievement, quality planning, professional development, partnership development, continuous improvement and evaluation, and building individual school portfolios. Bernhardt uses examples of schools that have successfully implemented school portfolios to demonstrate how to develop a portfolio tailored to a school’s continuous improvement efforts. Appendices include various tools including improvement continuums, sample staff-developed rubrics, an outline of the continuous improvement process, and sample questionnaires.
Scenarios: School S4, Scenarios: State S4, Skills and Knowledge, Tools