Definition: "A compilation of academic work and other forms of educational evidence assembled for the purpose of:
(1) evaluating coursework quality, learning progress, and academic achievement;
(2) determining whether students have met learning standards or other academic requirements for courses, grade-level promotion, and graduation;
(3) helping students reflect on their academic goals and progress as learners; and
(4) creating a lasting archive of academic work products, accomplishments, and other documentation."
(Source: Glossary of Education Reform)
Purpose: “To provide a richer, deeper, and more accurate picture of what students have learned and are able to do than more traditional measures.” (Source: Glossary of Education Reform)
Example: Art projects.
More varied learning.