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ERIC Number: EJ803171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
The Self-Assessed Portfolio: A Case Study
Bahous, Rima
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v33 n4 p381-393 Aug 2008
This paper reports on a successful attempt to use the portfolio as a sole assessment tool for an upper level language arts course at an English-medium university in Lebanon. Over four consecutive years in the spring semester, the teacher/researcher devised a special syllabus based on the teaching/learning of text discourses and other language tasks emphasizing skills to improve the English language of the learners. Only students' portfolios were used to evaluate students' work. The learners, majoring in Education or English, worked on various language tasks. They presented and assessed their work according to rubrics. Learners had to self-reflect on each task, have a one-to-one conference with the class teacher, and assign a letter grade to their work. Results indicated that though using only portfolios for assessment purposes was a rather difficult task, it was still more effective than traditional assessment. Working on self-assessed portfolios actively engaged learners in the learning process. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lebanon