Assessment in My Palm – using dynamic, web based e-portfolios for formative and summative assessment

Assessment in My Palm – using dynamic, web based e-portfolios for formative and summative assessment

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Assessment in My Palm – using dynamic, web based e-portfolios for formative and summative assessment

This paper describes a pilot project - Assessment in My Palm (AMP). AMP was developed by World ORT and was piloted for two years in six junior high and high schools in Israel. The project used e-scape (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments) for documenting and assessing Project Based Learning (PBL). The schools used e-scape in subjects including science and technology, geography, civics and interdisciplinary projects. E-scape provides a dynamic web-based portfolio that supports formative and summative assessment. Students use it as a digital notebook, documenting their work through drawing, text, photography, audio and video tools. These digital tools enable students to make their thinking visible, creating assessment evidence through the “,trace-left-behind", (Kimbell et al, 2009). In AMP the e-scape software was used to enhance the reflection and assessment processes both during and at the end of their projects. The two-year pilot was evaluated by researchers from Technology Education Research Unit (TERU) at Goldsmiths, University of London using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews with teachers and focus group discussions with students. This paper describes the pilot and its evaluation. It highlights the pedagogic and assessment value of the approach and indicates some of the challenges in introducing and using the software.Keywords: formative assessment, summative assessment, e-portfolio

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