Assessment of an ePortfolio: developing a taxonomy to guide the grading and feedback for personal development planning

Clark, Wendy and Adamson, Jackie (2009) Assessment of an ePortfolio: developing a taxonomy to guide the grading and feedback for personal development planning. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 3 (1). pp. 43-51.

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Abstract

This paper describes the rationale for, and the design, implementation and preliminary evaluation of a taxonomy to guide the grading and feedback of ePortfolio assessment of personal development planning (PDP) in a module where PDP is integrated into the curriculum. Conventional higher education assessment methods do not adequately address the requirements of this innovative approach to learning and assessment, and a new assessment tool was felt to be necessary. Drawing on recent theories in the fields of constructive alignment, reflective practice and assessment for learning, a criteria-based taxonomy was designed with the aims of articulating criteria for achievement aligned with the learning outcomes of the module, and of ensuring valid and reliable evaluation of student achievement. Analysis of student and tutor feedback and statistical comparison of marks achieved after the pilot study have produced encouraging results. While this taxonomy was designed to be used in specific circumstances, it is capable of being adapted for use by others who deliver modules or courses where PDP embedded in the curriculum is supported and assessed by means of an ePortfolio.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 12:38
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 13:55
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3310

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