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ERIC Number: EJ1050373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Impact of Portfolio Assessment on Physics Students' Outcomes: Examination of Learning and Attitude
Gunay, Abdulkadir; Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v10 n6 p667-680 Dec 2014
In spite of the commendations for the use of portfolio assessment, there is still little evidence indicating that such assessment actually supports and encourages student learning. Hence, this research study aimed to empirically identify the effects of implementation of portfolio assessment on student learning and attitudes. True-experimental design was used for the study. Participants of the research were nine-grade students. Portfolio assessment was implemented in the experimental group for eight-week duration in the physics course. Findings illustrate that the students assessed by the portfolio constructed more knowledge than the students that did not prepare a portfolio. On the other hand, portfolio assessment did not make any difference in the students' attitudes towards physics. This study concludes that portfolios are not only an indication for student growth but also a learning tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Science Related Attitudes