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Mined from the archives of the award-winning Assessment Update, a bimonthly newsletter on assessment in higher education edited by Trudy W. Banta, and available for the first time in this convenient format, the articles in this booklet present some of the best thinking on portfolio assessment from the leading researchers and practitioners in the field. They show how portfolios, including web-based portfolios, have been used at various institutions to assess and improve programs in general education, the major, and advising, as well as overall institutional effectiveness. These articles explore ways portfolios can be scored, students' perspectives on portfolios, how portfolios changed the faculty culture at one institution, and more.
Assessment Update Collections provide readers with information on specific areas of assessment gathered together for the first time in a single, easy-to-use booklet format. Specifically selected by editor Trudy W. Banta from the rich archives of Assessment Update, the articles in these booklets represent the best thinking on these topics and are chosen to ensure that readers have information that is relevant, comprehensive, and illustrates effective practice.
Other booklets in the collection include Community College Assessment and The Hallmarks 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|