A portfolio is not a plain record of the work the student did in the past, so do not merely collect documents in their portfolio. A portfolio should also be unique and tell a students’ story, not a standardised specification.
There is a variety of portfolios ranging from learning logs to extended collections of achievement evidence. The "evidence" can include curriculum materials or reports, photographs of students at work, feedback from colleagues or employers etc.
The student and teachers collaborate on selections for the portfolio, which may contain;
It is intended that the contents of the Portfolio will assist parents and their children to reflect on efforts, experiences, progress and achievements in a meaningful and purposeful manner. It is anticipated that parents will use the information to encourage their children to set positive goals and work towards them throughout the year.
I designed several ideas to enrich the portfolio with personal students' statements.
'Dalton, doe het eens anders' page 193 - 214
Arko Uitgeverij, Nieuwegein, 2009