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Using Portfolios in Education

Information and resources for the effective use of portfolios in assessing students.

Getting Started With Student Portfolios
This article helps teachers see the benefits of student portfolios and get started in their use.

Definition of Student Portfolios
What are student portfolios? What is their purpose? This glossary entry takes a look at the definition of student portfolios.

Student Portfolio Items
This article details items that can be included in student portfolios.

Student Portfolio Planning Checklist
Student portfolios provide an excellent way to measure the growth of student work over a period of time. This student portfolio planning checklist helps teachers as they plan how to create an effective student portfolio assessment for their classroom.

Portfolio and Test Essay
Although this discussion is about of the use of portfolios at a college many points are applicable to the middle and high school levels.

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