ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-017

Date Created : 08/26/2005


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
LEA Supervisors
Special Ed Teachers
Testing Coordinators
Related Services Staff

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Using Authenic Portfolio Assessment...Learning

Regulatory Authority:
20 U.S.C. 1400-1487

Contact Person:
Deena (Griffis) Martin, Technology/Curriculum Access Center

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education – Special Education, will offer regional professional development on the topic of Alternate Portfolio Assessment during the 2005-2006 school year.  This workshop is intended for special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, related services providers, paraprofessionals, testing coordinators, and school administrators.

This workshop is designed to assist staff in assessing students using the portfolio method, and will provide strategies and tips to improve the development of students’ portfolios. The format for this workshop is hands-on application, cooperative learning, and some direct demonstration.  Seating is limited.  There is a $50 per person fee.

For further information, contact Deena Martin, M.Ed., Education Consultant with the Technology & Curriculum Access Center (TCC) at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone at 501-227-3600, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail,  Registration materials are available on-line at or in the attachment. 


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