An Electronic Portfolio as an Effective Tool in Assessing Performance of Students in Higher Education
Kulwadee Kongrith, Amy Chaffin, Cleborne Maddux, Suzanne Aberasturi, Rhoda Cummings, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Portfolios are an established assessment tool in program evaluation, including higher education programs. This paper examines whether university students and teachers believe portfolios represent students' performance and can be helpful in future career search. An evaluation form, using a 5-points Likert scale, was created to ask both students and instructors to rate their attitudes toward use of portfolios as an evaluation tool in higher education. The subjects were teachers and students in the masters program of a large, western, land grant university. Paired t-test and descriptive t-test were used to analyze data. The paper will present a brief review of the literature and the results of the study, with emphasis on the advantages of portfolios as an assessment tool.
Kongrith, K., Chaffin, A., Maddux, C., Aberasturi, S. & Cummings, R. (2004). An Electronic Portfolio as an Effective Tool in Assessing Performance of Students in Higher Education. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 142-146). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).