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Portfolios for Student Growth

Author: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Portfolios for Student Growth (PSG) is a holistic, student-centered, process-led approach to portfolio development.  PSG offers educators a way to guide students to explicitly link academic learning with future planning and goal setting. Through the portfolio process, students develop the self-awareness, goal-setting, and decision-making skills essential for lifelong self-determination.

Using Portfolios for Student Growth, students are actively involved in a process of taking responsibility for their own learning and life plan as they:

  • examine a broad range of their own work collected over time
  • analyze and assess their own progress
  • plan and manage their time to complete the work
  • integrate diverse experiences in and out of the classroom
  • make decisions about future goals based on evidence and criteria

PSG has more components beyond the PDF you may download below. Please go to the Portfolios for Student Growth web page for full access to all information.