chapter  5
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ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO STUDIES

Chapter 4 reported the results of the teacher training activities and the adjudication of student portfolios in Florida and Indiana. This chapter reports the efforts of four teachers in the Illinois project to use their training in assessment to help students in their classes develop their own portfolios electronically. The sample electronic portfolios presented here were developed by K-12 and college project teachers using individually designed authentic assessment strategies in their designs of the portfolios. Because they viewed their efforts more as a feasability study of the design of electronic portfolios, peer review of their assessment results were not feasible, although in their view the assessment methods used on the traditional portfolios could be used effectively on the electronic portfolios, as demonstrated in Case Study 1. Future research is still needed before the procedures documented in Chapter 4 can be used effectively in the adjudication of electronic portfolios. That research is now ongoing.