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ERIC Number: EJ1129917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Backwash Effects of Portfolio Assessment in Academic Writing Classes
Syafei, Muh
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v23 n2 p206-221 Jul 2012
This paper discusses a study investigating students' opinions and reflections on backwash effects of portfolio assessments applied in Academic Writing course. To obtain the data, the researcher carried out interviews with 70 students of English Education Department (EED) of "Universitas Muria Kudus" (UMK) who took Academic Writing I and II courses. A qualitative analysis was then administered by identifying and classifying contents of students' opinions and reflections expressed in the students' responses concerning the backwash effects of the portfolio assessment applied in the courses. This investigation concludes the followings. First, all the research subjects support the use of portfolio assessment in Academic Writing Classes. Second, portfolio assessment provides various positive backwash effects on the student learning. Third, the students consider the portfolio assessment a fairer assessment. These findings suggest that the students respond positively to the portfolio assessment. Thus, it is recommended that the application of portfolio assessment in academic writing classes be maintained. [This paper was presented in the 57th TEFLIN International Conference on November 1-3, 2010 in UPI Bandung.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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