Digital Portfolio Resources

For Students & Teachers

The Digital Portfolio curriculum provides a framework for transition activities for high school students. Each
student will complete a minimum of four activities
every year in each of the following domains:

              • Assessment
              • Goal Setting & Planning
              • Academic & Career Skills
              • Self-Determination

Scroll down to reveal the transition-skill focus areas
for each grade level. Activities can be downloaded 
directly by clicking the activity link. Detailed instructions 
are also provided below.

After completing each activity the files should be stored in the student's Google Drive Digital Portfolio Folder.

(CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS)

GRADE 9

 DomainFocus DownloadInstructions
 ASSESSMENT
 Self-Determination AssessmentClick here
 GOAL SETTING & PLANNING Understanding the Growth Mindset Click here
 ACADEMIC & CAREER SKILLS Developing Study HabitsClick here
SELF-DETERMINATION
 Developing Maturity
 Click here

GRADE 10

 Domain Focus DownloadInstructions
 ASSESSMENT
 Transition AssessmentClick here
 GOAL SETTING & PLANNINGSetting  High School GoalsClick here
 ACADEMIC & CAREER SKILLSDeveloping Study SkillsClick here
SELF-DETERMINATION
 Developing Self-Advocacy
 Click here

GRADE 11

 Domain Focus Download Instructions
 ASSESSMENT
Vocational AssessmentClick here
 GOAL SETTING & PLANNINGSetting  Post Secondary GoalsClick here
 ACADEMIC & CAREER SKILLSDeveloping Stress Management Skills
Click here
SELF-DETERMINATION
Identifying Support Networks
 Click here

GRADE 12

College-Related Activities (A)
 Domain Focus Download Instructions
 ASSESSMENT
College Readiness AssessmentClick here
 GOAL SETTING & PLANNINGCompleting a College ChecklistClick here
 ACADEMIC & CAREER SKILLSChoosing a College MajorClick here
SELF-DETERMINATION
 Accessing College Accommodations
Click here
Career-Related Activities (B)
 Domain Focus Download Instructions
 ASSESSMENT
Soft Skills AssessmentClick here
 GOAL SETTING & PLANNINGCompleting an Adult ChecklistClick here
 ACADEMIC & CAREER SKILLSPreparing For a Job InterviewClick here
SELF-DETERMINATION
 Preparing For Independent Living
 Click here

 TRANSITION CHECKLIST 

Download Instructions
DP Transition Checklist Click here
The Transition Checklist should already be present in each student's Digital Portfolio folder.  If not, it can be downloaded here.
 Instructions for Digital Portfolio Activities 


Google Drive Digital Portfolio Folders  

General Information: The student "Digital Portfolios" are organized within Google Drive folders and managed by the transition specialists.  Each Digital Portfolio activity should be stored in the student's Digital Portfolio folder after it is completed.  This portfolio will serve as a record of the student's transition activities throughout high school.  Additional documents or activities (not listed here) may also be stored in the portfolio at the liaison's discretion. 


Sharing: The Google Drive "Digital Portfolio" Folders will be shared with each liaison at the start of each year.  The liaison should then share each individual Digital Portfolio with each student on his or her caseload.  The student can then add to the portfolio after completing the activities throughout the school year. The portfolio can also be shared with the student's parent/guardian if they request access.


Need help? Clink the link above to view the training presentation outlining the use of the Digital Portfolios.


Transition Checklist  

Format: Microsoft Word document
Description: This Word document serves as a tracking form for all transition-related activities during the student's time in high school. It should be present in the student's digital portfolio in 9th grade.
Instructions: The Transition Checklist is the only document in the portfolio that is meant to be edited exclusively by the student's liaison (NOT THE STUDENT).  It is most easily completed using Microsoft Word. The Transition Checklist should be updated during/after every IEP Meeting and when Digital Portfolio activities are completed throughout each grade in high school.


Portfolio Activities (listed below)

Please note: The portfolio activities are meant to be either completed with teacher assistance or reviewed with a teacher after completion.  The activities are meant to generate discussion and provide a guide for helping students prepare to transition out of high school.


GRADE 9


9.1 Self Determination 

Format: PDF file
Description: This one-page assessment contains a series of open-ended and check-box style questions related to self-determination.
Instructions: Share the PDF File or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


9.2 Growth Mindset

Format: PDF file & YouTube Video
Description: This one-page worksheet references a "Growth Mindset" YouTube video and has one open-ended follow up question.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  The student should first copy the video link into Safari to watch the YouTube video and then answer the question. Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.

9.3 Study Habits  

Format: PDF file
Description: This nine-page survey contains a series of check-box style questions related to study habits.  At the end there is one open-ended question.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


9.4 Maturity Survey  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page survey contains a series of rating-scale questions related to maturity characteristics.  At the end there is one open-ended question.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


GRADE 10


10.1 Transition  

Format: PDF file & Website
Description: This two-page worksheet provides instructions for taking the Casey Life Skills "Education: High School" assessment. It directs students to copy a screenshot of their assessment results and answer three open-ended questions.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Ensure that you (the teacher) have access to a Casey Life Skills account.  If you do not, create an account of your own first. Then invite the student to complete the assessment using their birthdate and email address from the worksheet. Be sure to remind students to select the "Education: High School" assessment from the drop-down menu. Once the online assessment is completed, the student should copy a screenshot of the colored graph displaying their assessment results and paste it into the worksheet and then answer the questions.  Once complete, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


10.2 High School  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page worksheet contains checkbox-style and short-answer questions about the student's short-term goals in high school.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


10.3 Study Skills  

Format: PDF file
Description: This three-page activity directs a student to identify how often he or she uses a variety of study skills using a rating scale.  The student uses these results to determine his or her study strategy "skill level".  The activity concludes with two brief survey questions. 
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Have the student identify how often they use each strategy on page two by marking the square, triangle or circle for each (using the key at top).  The student will follow the directions on page three and use the skill "calculator" to calculate his or her score. Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


10.4 Self Advocacy  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page worksheet contains several scenarios and related short-answer questions where students would have an opportunity to use self-advocacy skills.  
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


GRADE 11


11.1 Vocational  

Format: PDF file & Website
Description: This one-page worksheet directs students to complete a vocational interest assessment on the My Next Move website.  At the end there is one open-ended question.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  The student will copy the website link into Safari to start the assessment.  They will need to click "Next" a few times before they can answer the 60 questions.  When they reach the end they will need to copy the number (#) scores for each of the six domains from the website to the PDF worksheet.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


11.2 Post Secondary  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page worksheet contains checkbox-style and short-answer questions about the student's long-term goals after high school. 
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


11.3 Stress Management  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page worksheet contains variety of different question types about the student's time management and stress management habits. 
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


11.4 Networking  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page worksheet contains a networking chart that the student will use to identify specific people who can support them in high school and beyond. 
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  The student should identify at least one person for each category and complete all the columns in the chart for each person identified.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


GRADE 12


Please note: Grade 12 activities are divided into "A" and "B" categories, depending on the student's transition goals. Group "A" activities are designed for students who are planning to attend college after graduation.  Group "B" activities are designed for students who are going directly into the workforce after graduation. 


12.1A College Readiness  

Format: PDF file
Description: This five-page worksheet contains directions and a copy of the Landmark College college-readiness assessment.  The student will answer a series of yes/no questions and then score his or her results. 
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  After reading each question, the student will mark a "yes" or "x" for every skill or ability that applies to him or her.  At the end of each section the student should add up the number of "yes" questions.  Then use the scoring guide to assess his or her results. Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


12.2A College Checklist  

Format: Google Drive file
Description: This one-page table allows the student to track college applications and related tasks during his or her senior year. It is meant to be completed over the span of several weeks or months as the student completes the college application process (not a one-time activity).
Instructions: Have the student click the link directly from the website to automatically copy the file to his or her own Google Drive account.  Once copied, the student should immediately share it with his or her skills teacher.  Over the weeks or months that the student is applying to college, he or she should regularly update this checklist to keep track of the college application process.  Once the checklist is completed, the student should add/send a PDF copy of this file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


12.3A College Major  

Format: PDF file & YouTube Video
Description: This two-page worksheet references a "How to Pick a Major" YouTube video and has nine follow-up questions regarding the content of the video.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  The student should first copy the video link into Safari to watch the YouTube video and then answer the questions. Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


12.4A College Accommodations  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page worksheet allows a student to plan out the process for seeking disability services and accommodations in college. It is recommended that the student bring this worksheet on his or her first visit to disability services.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  The student's liaison may need to assist him or her in collecting the necessary documentation and making the appointment.  In addition, the student may need to research online to find the contact information for college disability services.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.  The student should also have a printed copy to bring during the visit to disability services.


12.1B Soft Skills  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page assessment contains rating-scale questions about various soft-skills that a student would need to be successful in a job or career.  The questions can be answered from a student's actual work experience or from his or her experience in high school.
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  After reading each question, the student should select a rating based on his or her own actions in a work or school setting.  At the end of the assessment the student can add up scores to determine a "readiness" rating for entering the workforce. Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


12.2B Adult Checklist  

Format: Google Drive file
Description: This two-page table allows the student to track transition activities that should be completed prior to graduation. This checklist is designed to be revisited on several occasions over the span of the year as more activities are completed.
Instructions: Have the student click the link directly from the website to automatically copy the file to his or her own Google Drive account.  Once copied, the student should immediately share it with his or her skills teacher.  Over the weeks or months that the student is preparing to graduate, he or she should regularly update this checklist as more activities are completed.  Once the checklist is completed, the student should add/send a PDF copy of this file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


12.3B Mock Interview  

Format: PDF file
Description: This two-page worksheet contains thirteen commonly-asked interview questions.  The questions can be answered in writing or in the context of a practice "mock" interview. 
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  The student should first write down answers to each questions. Then an adult should have the student answer the questions verbally in a "mock" interview setting.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.


12.4B Adult Readiness  

Format: PDF file
Description: This four-page worksheet contains checklist-style and open-response questions pertaining to the student's readiness for independent adult living. 
Instructions: Share the PDF file or have the student download it directly from the website. The student can complete it in Notability or a similar app.  Once completed, the student should add the PDF file to his or her Digital Portfolio.