Explanatory Caption Page
An explanatory caption page should provide information about the documented evidence presented throughout the professional portfolio. The explanations provide a better understanding of each document and why they are presented in the portfolio. The explanations can include:
a rationale for the selection of the document
• a description of the event
• the teacher/student learning outcomes resulting from the experience
whether the piece of evidence is a reflection of diversity, assessment, and/or technology

An explanatory caption page should be placed throughout the entire portfolio giving a brief description of each piece of evidence documented. The length of an explanatory caption page can vary from a full page to a short caption connected to a photograph(s) or some other entry.

Example 1, Example 2, Example 3
*Note: Evidence such as transcripts, resumes, professional goals, and letters of recommendation are self-explanatory and do not need an explanation.

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What is a Professional Teacher Portfolio?
Portfolio Analogy
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Costantino, P.M., & De Lorenzo, M.N. (2002). Developing a Professional Teacher Portfolio: A Guide For Success.
  Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon