Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have moved the English Placement process online and are using the Essay test for all summer 2020 placement. Since the Portfolio represented an opportunity for students to submit placement material online, we are temporarily halting the portfolio process until we resume in-person orientation in the future.
you for participating in the Portfolio Placement Program at IUP. Since its inception, the portfolio option has
seen increased participation each year; we owe much of that to you. Your help and guidance is invaluable to
students as they assemble their portfolios.
Your participation and signature help us verify that students’ work is
their own. As you can imagine, we find
it much easier to place students based on a portfolio of their work as opposed
to a timed essay test. In addition, the
portfolio allows us to learn about each student personally.
take some time to read through the portfolio instructions that students have
been given so that you can get a better idea of the requirements for the
portfolio. In order to be fair and
consistent, we must adhere to the requirements of the portfolio very
closely. Unfortunately, each summer we
reject several portfolios for failure to follow directions. We are trying to decrease this number by
contacting teachers directly to answer questions that may help students in
an additional way to connect with high school teachers, we would like to offer you
the opportunity to have a member of our placement staff come to your school and
discuss the portfolio project. We
believe that the more information you have about the theory behind the
portfolio and see examples of strong portfolios, the better equipped you will
be to answer questions and guide you students developing their portfolios.
you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are interested in having a
representative from the IUP placement program come to your school to talk to
teachers and/or students about the IUP Portfolio Placement Program, please
email me at email@example.com.
we thank you for your participation and look forward to receiving portfolios
from your students.
The Writing Placement Team