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Statewide Portfolio Assessment: The Vermont Experience

by Richard P. Mills - 1996

After the first full year of implementation, we have all learned a lot—about standards, about change, about practice, and results. Before sharing those hard-won lessons, it might help to sketch the main features of the Vermont assessment, and how they came to be. But first, a word about perspective: Vermont's portfolio effort is a story about plain hard work—most of it in the classroom.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 95, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 5, 1996, p. 192-214
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18795, Date Accessed: 10/17/2021 4:19:44 PM

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  • Richard Mills
    University of the State of New York and Commissioner of Education
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    RICHARD P. MILLS is President of the University of the State of New York and Commissioner of Education. From 1988 until 1995 he served as Vermont's Commissioner of Education.
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