Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Portfolios and the Common Core Standards

I'll mention in passing that having standards like this:

Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama.

Instead of like this:

Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

Will be a great boon to people trying to write and market "digital portfolios," as the requirements will suddenly become vastly simpler.

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