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Use Elevate to Strengthen Your Teaching Portfolio

Teaching portfolios give teachers an opportunity to showcase their skills, growth, and impact in the classroom. Many teachers incorporate Elevate data into their teaching portfolios in order to demonstrate progress toward their professional goals and impact. Doing so can help teachers strengthen their portfolios in ways that benefit:

  • Teaching evaluations

  • Tenure reviews

  • Professional development requirements and/or certifications

Are you currently in an evaluation year? Consider using our self reflection guide to integrate your Elevate experience into your portfolio, and see below for more concrete ideas and examples.

For example, teachers can:

  • Align professional goals with specific learning condition(s) and, in their portfolios, include screenshots of Elevate graphs and tables that demonstrate growth over time in those learning conditions. 

  • Share qualitative data from Elevate reports that describe how students experience the learning environment in their classroom. For example, you may provide examples of constructive feedback from your students and explain how you’ve used their feedback to shift your teaching.

  • Correlate Elevate data with student outcomes, such as test scores, grades, participation, and attendance, by documenting any notable improvements.

  • Share anecdotes and stories from your improvement journey. Personal narratives can provide context to the data and make your portfolio more compelling.

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