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ERIC Number: EJ1001891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Implementing Portfolio-Based Language Assessment in LINC Programs: Benefits and Challenges
Ripley, Daniel
TESL Canada Journal, v30 n1 p69-86 Win 2012
Although earlier research has examined the potential of portfolios as assessment tools, research on the use of portfolios in the context of second-language education in Canada has been limited. The goal of this study was to explore the benefits and challenges of implementing a portfolio-based language assessment (PBLA) model in Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs. Data were gathered through semistructured interviews with four LINC instructors involved in a PBLA pilot project in a large Canadian city. Similar interviews were conducted with a representative of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and a developer of the PBLA model. Participants identified both benefits and challenges related to PBLA implementation. Based on their feedback, recommendations for future implementation are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada