Portfolio Assessment Uses, Cases, Scoring, and Impact: Assessment Update Collections / Edition 1

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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.

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Table of Contents

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
Electronic Portfolios 15
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
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