NEW: A Guide to Understanding Student E-Portfolios



K-12 schools around the globe are piloting e-portfolio programs that allow students to showcase work, apply real-world skills, and track learning outcomes as they prepare for college and a career. This guide focuses on student-owned e-portfolios in the K-12 setting. Its purpose is to provide an introduction to e-portfolios and to explore how e-portfolios can be used throughout K-12 education. In this guide you will find the following:

  • A definition of the e-portfolio
  • An explanation of how e-portfolios serve to increase student engagement
  • A discussion of the two types of e-portfolios and their respective uses
  • An overview of the considerations for launching an e-portfolio program
  • An implementation checklist for piloting an e-portfolio program in K-12 education