Eportfolio, Alternative Assessment and Student Self-Assessment: Exploration of the Correlation in Primary Education

Angelos Konstantinou Haralabous, Maria Darra

Abstract


The main purpose of this study is to explore and register the trends and perceptions of primary school teachers about the implementation of the eportfolio as an alternative form of student assessment and as a tool for self-assessment by students. The survey was carried out during the second semester of the school year 2016-2017 using the anonymous written questionnaire method, which was answered by 215 primary school teachers of all subjects from the first educational area of Athens, the capital of Greece. The results of the survey show that most respondents believe that it is necessary to completely change the existing student assessment system, to apply alternative forms of assessment and to abolish the quantitative assessment. Regarding the exploration of the eportfolio for students’ evaluation and self-evaluation, the respondents in their overwhelming majority state that they have little or no knowledge of the subject. Also, they state that they do not apply at all or make little use of the eportfolio, although two thirds of the teachers consider that eportfolio’s practical application quite important as an alternative form of assessment and self-assessment of the student.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v8i2.13097

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