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INTRODUCTION

This chapter presents a unique collaborative effort among three major higher education research institutions in a partnership with K-12 public school art teachers. The effort produce substantially increased interactions among art education faculty in these institutions. The collaboration among higher education faculty fostered a mixture of knowledge and expertise among individuals to produce an even broader perspective with which to identify and resolve research questions and approaching issues. The chapter provides electronic case studies which demonstrate that expressive learning can be measured in ways other than those used in traditional testing programs. Elementary, secondary, and college students at all levels use the Madeja visual modeling system to organize and collect data electronically. The electronic portfolio explores that students can be part of the assessment process and provides valuable evidence of what they have learned by creating electronic portfolios. The study of school electronic portfolios has shown that creative or expressive activities in the visual arts can be quantified.