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Thanks for your comments. Outside of the Rand report, I’m not sure that you’ll find any further evidence. Frankly, this whole thing is so “raw” that many states, districts and thinkers are still trying to grasp what all of this might mean. I think the only other commentary might stem from comments related to the Value-added Models. There are a few things related to that on the portal.

In terms of portfolios, we are using those at my school for that exact purpose. Right now, they allow teachers and students alike to discuss growth by reviewing and reflecting on the contents. When the “call” comes and I’m asked to provide evidence of my effectiveness, I will likely offer both the portfolio and the reflections as means to portray the growth that has occurred.