Certificate E-Portfolio Assessment

A student's Certificate Portfolio will be evaluated by an Assessment Committee using the following criteria:

  • Completeness of the Certificate Portfolio
  • Quality of the demonstrative essay
  • Professional commitment indicated through inclusion and quality of all required items
  • Certificate Portfolio's professional appearance and technical quality

The Assessment Committee will consist of two SIS Faculty members, chosen at random from a pool of available faculty during the semester the student graduates.

If a student has all the required items and receives a score of 85 and above out of 100, s/he can pass the Certificate Portfolio requirement for graduation. A student who does not pass the Certificate Portfolio will meet with the SIS Director and the student's assessment committee for review and recommendation for further action.

Grading Rubrics used for the Certificate Portfolio review



No Pass

Completeness of the Certificate Portfolio

All required items are included in the Certificate Portfolio.

The Certificate Portfolio misses required items, e.g. artifacts for classes, resume, etc.



Points = 65

The essay demonstrates thoughtful reflection on the student's experiences and growth in the certificate area. The student clearly identifies, justifies and proves competency in the certificate learning outcomes, using the two major artifacts to support. The student's overall experience, professional goals and commitment to the profession are clearly discussed.

It is difficult to ascertain from the essay how experiences in SIS resulted in professional growth and development. Competency in the chosen learning outcomes has not been demonstrated. Professional goals and commitment are unclear or missing. Examples are unrelated or missing.



Points = 20

Items chosen for inclusion reflect proficiency in certificate learning outcomes, and understanding of as well as commitment to the profession. Resume contains key information and is professional in appearance and design.

It is difficult to ascertain how chosen items relate to the certificate learning outcomes, the student's professional accomplishments, and commitment to the profession.


writing skills

Points = 15

The demonstrative essay is clearly organized and demonstrates graduate level analytic skills. There are no grammar, punctuation or spelling errors throughout the portfolio.

Organization of the demonstrative essay is haphazard. Analysis is simplistic or missing. Grammar, punctuation and spelling errors are found throughout the portfolio

Total Points = 100