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IA Reading Teacher 148, K-8 or 149, 5-12

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Expectations for Reading Endorsement Capstone Portfolio

At the time of completion of the requirements for the Reading Endorsements #148 and #149, students will be required to prepare a capstone portfolio presentation. 

During EDUC 519/520: Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties, students will receive feedback and assistance in developing their portfolio presentations.

In December and May of each year there will be a date designated for portfolio presentations (this date will be at the conclusion of Assessment and Treatment and the Practicum):

  • Presentations will include at least one activity/experience and reflection for each of the reading standards. (See Portfolio Rubrics below or in "Resources") 
  • Students will clearly explain how the activity or experience addressed the standard and helped them gain skills and expertise in the standard.
  • If an activity is student participation in a meeting, workshop, or conference, students will explain how they applied this experience in regard to the content area standards.
  • The presentation will include specific key learnings from each activity or experience.
  • Artifacts or evidence will be provided for the activities/experiences (agenda, handout, chart, data, photos, etc.).
  • Students will select 3 “best work” examples from coursework to include in the presentation and describe which content area standards this project addressed as well as their key learnings.  These may be used as an artifact or in addition to the artifacts.
  • Portfolio presentations will include a discussion of three specific areas of growth that developed for them during the endorsement program, as well as goals for future growth in at least one area (standard).
  • Portfolios should be professional to the extent that they could be used for interviews for teaching or teacher leadership positions.

Reading #148 Portfolio Rubric

Reading #149 Portfolio Rubric

Request Information or  contact:

Kathleen Wynn, Iowa Graduate Student Advisor at or 515-224-5944