Forms of recording

Portfolio of work

A folder or collection of documents, records or artefacts relating to a pupil's work over several years. Items collected are often carefully selected after consultation with the child and annotated. Often used formatively in discussions between parents, teachers and child and for self-assessment.

Records of achievement (ROA)

A semi-public record of achievements and attainments by a child over a course of time, perhaps in a school. Sometimes used to affirm and celebrate and often with a more summative, certificated feel than a portfolio.

Teacher records

A teacher controlled record system devised to assist in planning, providing and monitoring an appropriate curriculum for each pupil.