Dr. Helen Barrett's favorite links on 
Alternative Assessment & Electronic Portfolios

Contents
Coalition of Essential Schools
 Commercial e-portfolio vendors
 Reflection Sites
 Higher Education
  Electronic Teaching Portfolios
 Commercial Resources
Open Source Portfolios 
 K-12 Examples
 Bibliographies
Resources |  Readings

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Favorite Workshop Links

Dr. Nancy Yost's Electronic Portfolio links
http://www.coe.iup.edu/njyost/portfolios/
Susan Silverman's electronic portfolios for her students (four years).
http://kids-learn.org

Commercial e-portfolio vendors - My delicious links

Chalk & Wire
http://www.chalkandwire.com
LiveText
http://www.livetext.com
TaskStream
http://www.taskstream.com
Aurbach_&_Associates
http://www.aurbach.com/
McGraw-Hill
Folio Live website
folio by eportaro
http://www.eportaro.com
Concord (a digital content server for Blackboard systems)
http://www.concord-usa.com
iWebfolio by nuventive now in a strategic alliance with SCT
http://www.nuventive.com/index2.htm/
FolioTek from Lanit Consulting
http://www.foliotek.com
My Classroom Helper (K-12 market)
http://www.myclassroomhelper.com/
E-Portfolio by www.opeus.com (an e-portfolio in the U.K.)
http://www.opeus.com
Pupil Pages
http://www.pupilpages.com/
Portfolio Resume.net
http://www.portfolioresume.net/
FolioMaker by Folios International
http://www.foliosinternational.com/
MyPortfolio by Myinternet, Limited, an Australian company - focused on K-12 schools
http://www.myinternet.com.au/products/myportfolio.html
PaperFree Systems - a system to maintain NVQs in the UK (measurements of occupational performance against national standards)
http://www.paperfree.co.uk/
Pass-Port - originally developed for the Louisiana Department of Education
http://www.pass-port.org/
TK-20
http://www.tk20.com/home/index.html
Pebble Pad
http://www.pebblelearning.co.uk/
EdCube
http://www.edcube.net

Open Source Portfolio Systems - My delicious links

Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSPI)
http://www.theospi.org University of Minnesota's e-portfolio contributed to the Open Source Community
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ospi/
 ePortfolio.org provided by the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) with 11 partner institutions of higher education
http://www.eportfolio.org/
Mahara (developed in New Zealand) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahara
https://eduforge.org/projects/mahara/ and http://myportfolio.ac.nz/
P-nelope
http://sourceforge.net/projects/p-nelope/
Marvelous CMS
http://sourceforge.net/projects/marvelous/
Klahowya Student Portfolio Solution
http://sourceforge.net/projects/klahowya2/
IUPportfolio (from Sweden)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/iupp/
Cyberfolio
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberfolio/
PortEd!t
http://sourceforge.net/projects/port-edit/
Music Portfolio Manager
http://sourceforge.net/projects/music-port-mgr/
Portfolio Manager (for artists)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portfolios/

Reflection Sites - My delicious links

Site on Reflection in Education
http://www.infed.org/biblio/b-reflect.htm
ERIC Trends and Issues Alerts paper on "Teaching Critical Reflection" by Imel
http://www.cete.org/acve/docs/tia00071.pdf
ERIC Digest "Reflective Practice in Adult Education" by Imel
http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed346319.html
North Carolina Public Schools site on the Reflection Cycle - "Self-Assessment: The Reflective Practitioner"
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/pbl/pblreflect.htm
Anne Friedrichs' Continuous Learning Dialogues: Abstract
http://www.uvm.edu/~afriedri/dialogueabstract.html
Jenny Moon's discussion paper "Reflection in Higher Education Learning" (download RTF file)
http://www.ltsn.ac.uk/application.asp?app=resources.asp&process=full_record&section=generic&id=72
MIT's Center for Reflective Community Practice description of What is Reflective Practice [PDF}
http://crcp.mit.edu/documents/whatis.pdf
NCREL's Self-Assessment in Portfolios
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr2port.htm
"A Guide to Self-Discovery: Facilitator's Guide to Reflection and Portfolio Development" - Saskatchewan Learning Website [PDF]
(link has disappeared)
"Design and Analysis of Reflection-Supporting Tools in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning" by Seung-hee Lee
http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Mar_05/article05.htm
Documenting Student Success:The Development of a Learner Portfolio by Nova Scotia Department of Education
http://www.nald.ca/alacbc/projects/portfolio.htm
"Upon Further Reflection, a Few Random Thoughts" New York Times, August 30, 2006 (registration required to read article)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/30/education/30education.html?ei=5070&en=156be81e2815bd2f&ex=1159243200&pagewanted=print

Higher Ed & Professional Examples

Personal Learning Planner (PLP) developed by the National Institute for Community Innovations (Vermont)
http://www.learningcentral.org
Log-ins: test learner [or] test advisor [or] test admin - Password: plp
Ball State University's rGrade
http://www.rgrade.com
Epsilen Portfolios - the collaboration of higher education institutions and the IUPUI CyberLab
http://www.epsilen.com/
Alverno College's Diagnostic Digital Portfolio
http://ddp.alverno.edu/
An early pioneer in the use of portfolios in Teacher Education, here us their website on their Diagnostic Digital Portfolio which maintains key performances
Carla Piper's Dissertation on Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education
http://www.chapman.edu/soe/faculty/piper/EPWeb/
One of the first dissertations on the topic of electronic portfolios. A comprehensive literature review (1999).
Joyce Morris at University of Vermont
http://www.uvm.edu/~jmorris/ep/electronicportfolio.html
A comprehensive guide in Higher Education
PT3 Grant-Portfolio Connections Research Grant at University of Vermont
http://www.uvm.edu/pt3/
Career Development Portfolios
http://www.wa.gov/esd/lmea/soicc/prtfolio.htm
The Washington SOICC provides support for career development portfolios.
Portfolio Info Site at the Amsterdam Faculty of Education
http://portfolioinfo.efa.nl/uk/index.html
This brand new web site was developed by the Educative Faculty of the Netherlands as an experimental project in portfolio development.  The site was custom-designed to their specifications, and has both public and restricted access. An active research project, presented at the SITE conference in San Diego on a CD-ROM entitled, "Dutch Courage".
"This web-site has two functions:

- Supporting tutors and students in creating their portfolio by means of demo portfolios, user guides and background articles.
- Information and communication with people from other institutions who are interested in the portfolio."

Coalition of Essential Schools

Files available at the Coalition of Essential Schools
Coalition of Essential Schools: Welcome
http://www.essentialschools.org
The main home page for the Coalition of Essential Schools
Show, Don't Tell: Video and Accountability
http://www.essentialschools.org/cs/resources/view/ces_res/229
A research paper on the use of video and accountability.
The Digital Portfolio: A Richer Picture of Student Performance
hhttp://www.essentialschools.org/cs/resources/view/ces_res/225
A research paper on the Coalition's design of a digital portfolio under development at several schools

Electronic Teaching Portfolios

Commercial electronic portfolio/assessment resources

Aurbach_&_Associates
http://www.aurbach.com/
The home page for the developers of The Grady Profile. Download demos and get lots of information about alternative assessment and electronic portfolios. Online demo available to download for Macintosh.
Roger Wagner's NEW page on HyperStudio
Includes links to sample portfolios created in HyperStudio
Superschool Software's Portfolio Assessment Kit
http://www.superschoolsoftware.com/
Electronic Portfolios
http://electronicportfolios.com
Training and Consulting on Electronic Portfolio Development through presentations in-person, on videotape, or using Internet-based technologies.

Commercial references

Portfolios and Self-Assessment
http://www.hmco.com/hmco/school/rdg/res/literacy/assess7.html
from Houghton Mifflin's Education Place - brief discussion plus link to references on assessment
Student Self-Assessment
http://www.hmco.com/hmco/school/rdg/res/assess/index.html
from Houghton-Mifflin's Education Place, included links to several brief discussions of students as active partners, self-assessment methods and self-assessment opportunities
 

Resources

Europortfolio website - developed by Eifel - European Institute for eLearning
http://www.europortfolio.org/
sponsors of the EuroPortfolio conferences
FuturEd website - Established by educational futurist Kathryn Chang Barker
http://www.futured.com/
School Odyssey
http://www.ideasconsulting.com/
David Niguidula and Hilarie Davis' web sites on digital portfolios
Creating Electronic Portfolios
http://www.ash.udel.edu/ash/teacher/portfolio.html
A very nice article that summarizes the reasons for creating and using electronic portfolios.
Martin Kimeldorf's Portfolio Library
http://amby.com/kimeldorf/portfolio/
A comprehensive guide to the author's work and books on portfolio development.
The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.
CRESST Home Page
http://www.cse.ucla.edu/ Links to all their publicationsions in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat -- portable document format)

K-12 examples

Electronic Portfolio Home Page
http://longwood.cs.ucf.edu/~MidLink/elec.port.hp.html
A page that describes several middle school electronic portfolio projects published by Midlink online magazine.
Susan Silverman's electronic portfolios for her students (four years).
http://kids-learn.org
Tracking Your Child's Progress in Foreign Language
http://www.languagecourse.net/tracking-your-childs-progress-in-foreing-language.php

Bibliographies

NWREL Bibliographies - Portfolios
http://www.nwrel.org/eval/ea_bibs/folio.html
One of the most comprehensive annotated bibliographies on Portfolio Assessment (November, 1994), assembled by Judy Arter, Northwest Regional Education Lab.
 

Readings

Moss P.A., Sutherland, L.M., Haniford, L., Miller, R., Johnson, D., Geist, P.K., Koziol, S.M., Star, J.R., Pecheone, R.L., (2004, July 20). Interrogating the generalizability of portfolio assessments of beginning teachers: A qualitative study, Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(32). Retrieved [date] from

http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v12n32/
Schutz, A., Moss, P.A., (2004, July 20). Reasonable decisions in portfolio assessment: Evaluating complex evidence of teaching, Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(33). Retrieved [date] from
http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v12n33/
Wilkerson, J.R., & Lang, W.S. (2003, December 3). Portfolios, the Pied Piper of teacher certification assessments: Legal and psychometric issues. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 11(45). Retrieve [date] from
http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v11n45/
An excellent article on the issues of using portfolios for high stakes assessment.
Electronic Portfolio Design
http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/20.html
An article on deciding which publishing format works best in this institution's situation
Grady Profile Glossary - alt_assess
http://www.aurbach.com/alt_assess.html
A series of definitions and links to useful information about alternative assessment.
STUDENT PORTFOLIOS: CLASSROOM USES
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/classuse.html
US. Department of Education Office of Educational Research Consumer Guide, November, 1993.
STUDENT PORTFOLIOS: ADMINISTRATIVE USES
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/admuses.html
US. Department of Education Office of Educational Research Consumer Guide, December, 1993.
 

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