The Use Of Portfolio As An Assessment Tool
Index Terms: Assessment, Learner-centeredness , Learning evidence , Learning progress, Portfolio Creation, Portfolio implementation, Self-reflection.
Abstract: After the advent of the assessment reform in North America around the 1980’s, learning became considered as evidence for assessment. This latter came to support learning, adjust learning behavior and improve performance. Portfolio as a learner-centered assessment strategy is based on the philosophy which views assessment as an integral part of instruction. It is a purposeful, multidimensional process of collecting evidence that illustrates a student’s accomplishments, efforts and progress over time. This paper defines portfolio as a self-assessment and self-reflection tool with its various types. It explains its various uses and its main components, along with the main steps of its implementation. At the end, it gives a short description of portfolio’s main points of strength and weaknesses.
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