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ERIC Number: EJ962233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Portfolio Assessment: Direct from the Classroom
McDonald, Betty
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v37 n3 p335-347 2012
Portfolios have been regarded as a means of personal self-expression. This study reports on student real-life experiences with portfolio assessment. The focus group comprised 150 freshmen (100 females) from a small campus of a tertiary educational institution. For two semesters (approximately 30 weeks), students engaged in numerous activities selected to encourage deep learning and understanding of mathematical concepts. Because students were not involved in the experiment, ecological validity was maximised, and observations may be regarded as fairly authentic and worthy of analysis. Generally, students reported learning much from portfolio assessment and felt an integral part of the assessment process. Portfolio assessment appeared to empower students and provide them with the self-respect they desired. Future research could compare results from everyday observations with those from experiments.
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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: Trinidad and Tobago