Students created a portfolio of their written work in order to improve essential skills needed for 21st century academic and employment worlds. The students used the portfolios to write, rewrite, assess, reflect on their writing and in the process, develop all of their expressive skills.

The students created resumes, employment letters, personal narratives, school projects, set goals, and planned the school year. They developed English vocabulary, worked on grammar, applied writing skills to science and math projects, and shared writing in class.

80% of 12th grade English language learners (ELL) performed below the basic level in writing.
— National Center for Education Statistics


“The portfolio project improved my test-taking confidence.” – John, Student

“The portfolio project was a weekly activity; at the end I was so excited with the results.” – Susan, Student