Using e-portfolios to assess preservice teachers' achievement
Constance Geier, Northern 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
Preservice teachers at Northern State University have been creating electronic portfolios since 1999. Data collected since then indicate that the e-portfolio can serve as a valid indicator of preservice teachers' mastery of the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers. In addition, it appears that the e-portfolio process and product have the potential to provide authentic assessments of teacher education students' mastery of program outcomes as well. A newly-created assessment rubric has been placed on-line, allowing faculty to assess students' e-portfolios at three points during their teacher education program and provide feedback in an electronic format. This on-line data is currently used to track preservice teachers' progress and to document their achievement. Samples of students' e-portfolio components and assessment data will be shared with session participants.
Geier, C. (2004). Using e-portfolios to assess preservice teachers' achievement. 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. 90-91). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).