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ERIC Number: EJ745456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Documenting Learning with Digital Portfolios
Niguidula, David
Educational Leadership, v63 n3 p44-47 Nov 2005
David Niguidula, an education consultant who helped research the effectiveness of digital portfolios as an assessment tool in the mid-1990s, discusses core questions for schools planning to use digital portfolios. Schools must take time to identify the purpose of portfolios, plan what will go into portfolios, and decide how to assess portfolio quality. Niguidula gives snapshots of innovative ways that schools are using portfolios: to have students demonstrate mastery of standards, to dramatize students' learning curves, and to fulfill graduation expectations. Rhode Island is a leader in the approach of using portfolios to prove students have met state standards required to graduate high school. Practices at Ponaganset High School in Rhode Island are showcased.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island