Assessment is an essential element in effective learning environments and involves gathering student performance data, analyzing against specific goals and criteria to aid the teacher the teacher in instructional decision-making. Mislevy et. al. describes assessment as built on a model of how students represent knowledge and develop competence in the subject domain, tasks or situations that allow one to observe student performance, and an interpretation method for drawing inferences from the performance evidence. Under this area are articles and research on aspects of assessment - pre and post assessment, formative and summative as well as conducting formal and informal assessments.
E-Portfolio Decisions and Dilemmas
The definition of e-portfolio covers a wide spectrum of approaches to documentation and assessment, with a correspondingly wide array of differing audiences and purposes. In addition, the unique role of technology in the mediation of action and learning adds to the dilemmas inherent in the decisions that need to be made when designing and implementing e-portfolio systems.
Introduction to Electronic Portfolios
This presentation, which has been given in several national and international conferences, is one starting point for discussion about electronic portfolios such as the eFolio, by David Gibson.
Leverage Points for Improving Educational Assessment (Mislevy et.al)
Advances in cognitive psychology deepen our understanding of how students gain and use knowledge. Advances in technology make it possible to capture more complex performances in assessment settings, by including, for example, simulation, interactivity, collaboration, and constructed response.
This powerpoint outlines a vision and framework elements for assessment facilitated by technology.
The Personal Learning Planner: Collaboration through Online Learning and Publication
This paper discusses the online Personal Learning Planner (PLP) project underway at the National Institute of Community Innovations (NICI), one of the partners in the Teacher Education Network (TEN), a 2000 PT3 Catalyst grantee. The Web-based PLP provides a standards-linked portfolio space for both works in progress and demonstration collections of completed work, combined with structures to support mentorship and advising centered around the improvement of work.