Creating a Portfolio (Memory Book): Measuring Growth One Sample at a Time

A portfolio is a sampling of information relating to a child’s developmental progress in a school setting. A portfolio contains work samples that are representative of where a child is at a particular time. It clearly shows development as it continues throughout the school year. A portfolio is an effective assessment tool that authentically documents a child’s progress and serves as a great reporting tool as well.
We have used portfolios for about 15 years now. They have not only proven to be effective assessment tools, but we have also found them to be very popular with parents and students alike. Furthermore, they continue to be loved throughout the years.
Memory books are also a great tool to keep “favorite” school memories alive. We have merged the memory book idea and included it as part of the portfolio system.

Check out our Portfolio/Memory Book product at our on-line store. We know your students and parents will love it!


This product has been built for your flexibility. There are portfolio covers and binder end tags provided for all grades Pre-K, K and 1st. There are also color or black and white options to run on colored tag, as colored ink is generally at a premium.
The product is then divided into sections: Beginning of the year essentials, month by month work samples, pages to use throughout the year to document memories, and an end of the year section. 
This summer, we will be adding other portfolio options. These will include adding math, science, art and more to this existing portfolio template. Also many of our units include portfolio suggestions.