Using an Electronic Portfolio System for Performance Assessment
Sarah McPherson, Michael Uttendorfer, Deniz Palak, Shiangkwei Wang, New York Institute of Technology, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Teacher education programs are adopting electronic portfolio systems for assessing their candidates' knowledge and skills against national, state and program standards. A thorough and systematic assessment process applying an e-portfolio system resulted in a recent positive NCATE review for a School of Education in a college in northeastern United States. In preparation for the NCATE review the School of Education adopted an e-portfolio system for evaluating its instructional technology, school counseling, and teacher education programs. This paper discusses the rationale for adopting an e-portfolio system, selection criteria, implementation issues, faculty feedback, lessons learned, and challenges associated with adoption. Evaluation results provide evidence of the advantages, disadvantages, and areas for improvement as the implementation process continues to proceed and expand.
McPherson, S., Uttendorfer, M., Palak, D. & Wang, S. (2007). Using an Electronic Portfolio System for Performance Assessment. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 133-136). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).