Portfolio Process Overview

  • The portfolio is a multi-dimensional, collaborative assessment process that provides an overview of the student's gifts, talents, potential, and areas of strength. See details for explainations of the pieces of the portfolio and question samples.

    The portfolio submission may include: scaled responses, recommendations, work samples, and assessment scores from multiple perspectives.  Responses collected may come from parents, school staff/teachers, and community members who can speak to a child’s strengths and abilities.

    TDAS accepts and reviews portfolio submissions for students currently attending an SPPS school and/or from those students who reside in the city of Saint Paul.

    The portfolio review submission window for the 2019-2020 school year opened December 9, 2019, and closed January 24, 2020. Please contact tdas@spps.org for more information.

    Portfolio identification letters will be mailed out in early February. Please contact tdas@spps.org for more information.

    According to the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC), using a standardized test may not effectively identify all students. SPPS believes in opening opportunities to students, and therefore provides this portfolio process as an additional way to identify gifted learners. 


  • The Portfolio submission window is currently CLOSED.


    The Portfolio window will open again in mid-December.


    Please contact tdas@spps.org for more information.





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