Portfolios Reveal Work


Last updated 10/28/2019 at 1:55pm

The decision by the Transylvania County Board of Education to require a student portfolio as a graduation requirement should be beneficial to students, colleges and employers.

Under the current college admission systems, most schools review applicants’ standardized test scores, grade transcripts and letters of recommendation. While that traditional streamlined process allows colleges to cull many applicants, it has a number of flaws.

Standardized tests tend to benefit the children of wealthier parents. The companies that create and administer the standardized tests also provide classe...

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