ERIC Number: ED437764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Student Portfolio: A System for Documenting the Strengths, Needs, and Abilities of Students Who Are Deaf Blind.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This guide was developed as part of a 4-year federally funded project designed to provide services to infants, toddlers, children, and youth with deaf-blindness in Kansas. The project included a pilot project on student portfolio development that documents longitudinally student accomplishments, needed adaptations, modifications, and accommodations, including transition to the next environment or postsecondary environments. The manual begins by describing a student portfolio as a collection of work that demonstrates the abilities, skills, and preferences of a student who is deaf-blind. Questions that students and team members should use in developing a portfolio system are presented, along with information on how to develop a student portfolio. The next three sections of the manual represent the major categories of a student's portfolio: student demographics, academic achievements, and life skills. Each section contains a list of suggested forms or products for describing the student within that particular area. Completed samples of many forms follow each list. Appendix A contains blank copies of all sample forms which can be copied and used for developing student portfolios. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Daily Living Skills, Deaf Blind, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Incidence, Portfolio Assessment, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs
Kansas Dual Sensory Impairments Project, Kansas State Department of Education, 120 SE 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612. Tel: 785-296-0917 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 785-296-1413; e-mail: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas