Ask Helen Barrett of the University of Alaska College of Education how students feel about creating learning portfolios, and she'll tell you a story about a group of high school seniors in the Pacific Northwest who got together on graduation night and built a bonfire. After four years of chronicling their high school experience, the graduates met up not to celebrate their achievements, but to watch their work go up in smoke.

For years, hundreds of high schools across the country have required exiting seniors to keep academic portfolios of everything from their resume to their favorite...

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