Reviewing student Portfolio artifacts in Imagine Español

A variety of activities in Imagine Español generate audio recordings that are collected in each student's Portfolio. For example, the Fluidez lectora activities allow you to review and evaluate students' Oral Reading Fluency as they read books aloud. Administrators and Teachers can listen to students' Portfolio submissions and assign Booster Bits to reward students for their work.


At the end of the school year, compare each student's audio samples from the beginning of the year to the end. Play back the recordings to students and/or their families so everyone can hear how much the students' skills have grown. The audio files are downloadable and can be shared electronically.

The Portfolio report shows which students have new artifacts that need to be reviewed as well as the date that each artifact was submitted and any Booster Bits you already awarded for previously-reviewed entries. 

To review student Portfolios and award Booster Bits:

  1. Log in to Imagine Español
  2. If you are assigned to more than one group, choose the group you want to view.
  3. Click in the Portfolio section on the right side of the screen. If you have new artifacts, the number displays with a yellow highlight. 



    • Underneath the New Artifacts link, the total number of artifacts displays for This week (starting Sunday), This year (starting at the beginning of the school year), and Lifetime (all student work in the group throughout all the years those students have been using Imagine Español. Portfolio work carries over from year to year.)
    • An artifact is considered new until you award Booster Bits for it or mark it as reviewed
  4. The Student Portfolio opens with a notification for each student who has new artifacts. This page also shows the number of audio recordings that each student has in their Portfolio. Click on the student's name to go to their Portfolio.


    At this time, no writing activities are available in the Imagine Español Portfolio, so the Writings column will always display 0.


  5. The page that opens shows the date the artifact was submitted and if the student has been awarded Booster Bits for their work. Any artifacts that have not yet been reviewed display a (Viewing_Student_Portfolios_-_New.png) notification at the top of the Activity Name thumbnail. Click the title of the activity you wish to review.


    The Filter by drop-down menu contains options to filter by All artifacts, Recordings, Writings, New artifacts, and Reviewed artifacts. 

  6. Students will record different audio artifacts depending on the activity. For book recordings, students create an individual audio recording for each page they read in a book. For other activities, students create recordings of individual words or sentences. Therefore, many activities have more than one audio file. If desired, use the drop-down menu to change the order in which the files display. The default is Part Number (Ascending), which plays back the activity from beginning to end.


  7. Click the Play button to hear the recording. 
  8. Click the More options symbol mceclip10.pngto access menu options to Download the file or change the Playback speed.


  9. After reviewing the student's audio file(s), award Booster Bits by selecting 20, 60, or 100 in the Award Booster Bits drop-down menu; then click Confirm. You'll receive a message at the top of the page that the Booster Bits have been awarded to the student.


    • You can award Booster Bits to student assignments based on effort, improvement, growth, accuracy, and/or how well the student followed instructions. Also consider factors like speed, missed words, pronunciation, and expression. 
    • Skip this step and instead click the Mark as reviewed checkbox if you don't believe the student should earn Booster Bits for this particular artifact.
  10. Clicking Confirm automatically checks the Mark as reviewed checkbox. This causes the red (Viewing_Student_Portfolios_-_New.png) indicator to be removed from the page.
  11. Click Back to Summary.
    The list of artifacts will now display a silver Booster Bit in the Booster Bits Awarded column, as applicable. Hover over the image to see how many bits you gave for each artifact. 
  12. While in Portfolio, use the forward and backward arrows to navigate between students.
  13. Students are notified of teacher-awarded Booster Bits the next time they log in and see the Booster Bit reward screen during a student session.