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PREFACE

This chapter reports the efforts of teachers in the Illinois project to use their training in assessment to help students in their classes develop their own portfolios electronically. It presents the sample electronic portfolios, developed by K-12 and college project teachers using individually designed authentic assessment strategies in their designs of the portfolios. The chapter is based on research using electronic formats for portfolio development currently being conducted in the Division of Art Education in the School of Art at Northern Illinois University (NIU) by Professor Stanley Madeja and a group of graduate students. It also explains some case studies such as: Spring Brook Elementary Model; Forest Roads Elementary Model; The Mundelein High School Model; and The Northern Illinois University Model. These case studies illustrates that how electronic portfolios can be integrated into the curriculum and act as a visual-verbal record of student expressive learning. It describes that how each site was organized and how the program was implemented.