"The program was designed to showcase students' efforts in arts, sports, employment skills and health — to help them get jobs and enter post-secondary education.Well...ummm...yeah, these things do take time to put together properly. Perhaps that's why they should have allocated some time and guidance through Grade 11 and 12 to help kids do them right. The writing was on the wall two years ago and in Helen Barrett's more recent take on the same issue.
But Bond told CBC Radio that parents, teachers and students have been complaining about the time it takes to put the portfolio together."
Thursday, July 27, 2006
B.C. Grad Portfolios Scrapped
This is pretty big news here in BC. One one hand, it's frustrating to think of all of the wasted time and money that went into this portfolio initiative, but on the other, it's a fascinating case study in the difficulty of implementing these programs on a large scale. It makes me wonder if this will be the first of many similar portfolio implementations that quietly go away now that the e-portfolio buzz has cooled. A quote: