Notebooks, Portfolios, and Abilities: The Model of Successful Assessment
Val Christensen, Patricia Gegelman, Larry Grooters, Alan Olson, Valley City State University, 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
Measuring student learning remains a challenging task at every level. At Valley City State University, traditional measures and digital portfolios are the basis for institutional assessment of student achievement. The objectives for student learning tie into the University's student assessment model based on documentation of the eight University Abilities. Through the portfolio development, candidates reflect on how their education experiences and abilities relate to the working world. The focus of the portfolio has been on the demonstration of these abilities. A one-credit senior seminar portfolio class, offered in each department during the semester, helps students in the development of their portfolio. Students formally present their portfolios for faculty review shortly before graduation. Each faculty member gives students one of three marks; target, acceptable, or reject.
Christensen, V., Gegelman, P., Grooters, L. & Olson, A. (2004). Notebooks, Portfolios, and Abilities: The Model of Successful Assessment. 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. 76-77). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).