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Mined from the archives of the award-winning AssessmentUpdate, a bimonthly newsletter on assessment in highereducation edited by Trudy W. Banta, and available for the firsttime in this convenient format, the articles in this bookletpresent some of the best thinking on portfolio assessment from theleading researchers and practitioners in the field. They show howportfolios, including web-based portfolios, have been used atvarious institutions to assess and improve programs in generaleducation, the major, and advising, as well as overallinstitutional effectiveness. These articles explore ways portfolioscan be scored, students' perspectives on portfolios, how portfolioschanged the faculty culture at one institution, and more.
Assessment Update Collections provide readers withinformation on specific areas of assessment gathered together forthe first time in a single, easy-to-use booklet format.Specifically selected by editor Trudy W. Banta from the richarchives of AssessmentUpdate, the articles in these booklets represent the bestthinking on these topics and are chosen to ensure that readers haveinformation that is relevant, comprehensive, and illustrateseffective practice.
Other booklets in the collection include CommunityCollege Assessment and TheHallmarks of Effective Outcomes Assessment.
|Introduction: Why Portfolios?||1|
|What Is a Portfolio?|
|Using Portfolios to Assess the Impact of a Curriculum||7|
|Portfolio Assessment: Benefits, Issues of Implementation, and Reflections on Its Use||11|
|How Are Portfolios Being Used?|
|Electronic Portfolios and the Assessment of Student Learning||19|
|The Amsterdam Faculty of Education's Digital Portfolio||24|
|Student Portfolios--Effective Academic Advising Tools||30|
|Electronic Portfolios for Accreditation?||35|
|How Can Portfolios Be Scored?|
|How Portfolios Show Us Problems with Holistic Scoring, but Suggest an Alternative||41|
|Portfolio Sorting--A Description and Application||45|
|Involving Community in Program Assessment||51|
|How Can We Judge the Impact and the Validity of Portfolios?|
|Validating Recognition and Production Measures for the Bachelor of Science in Social Work||59|
|The Evaluation of Portfolio Assessment: A Student Perspective||63|
|A Change in Culture--Pepperdine University's CD-ROM Student Portfolio Project||72|