MON: E-Portfolios and profiling: a new web site resource for Scottish schools (Ian Hoffman)
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Dr Simon Ball
30 January 2014
This presentation introduces the web site E-Portfolios and profiling: a new web site resource for Scottish schools which aims to provide school stakeholders – pupils, staff and parents – with the information they require to contextualise e-portfolio use as a vital component of the curricular assessment framework for Scottish schools.
Central to the assessment framework of Scotland's new state school curriculum, the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), are the processes profiling and the pupil profile (Scottish Government, 2010). Profiling looks to promote high quality interactions between learners and staff, learner involvement in reflection and peer and self assessment (Education Scotland, 2012) while the pupil profile is a summative document of achievement that schools are mandated to help pupils produce at key times in their education (Scottish Government, 2010). Education Scotland, the public body charged with supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education, provides guidance on the use of e-portfolio tools to support the creation of the pupil profile (Education Scotland, 2013) but the potential for e-portfolios to support the profiling process (Barrett, 2011) is being neglected and an opportunity to promote the aspirations of the CfE assessment framework is being missed.
This presentation will demonstrate how the web site resource:
establishes profiling within the context of the assessment for learning approaches promoted by the likes of the Assessment Reform Group (1999) and Black and Wiliam (1998)
synthesises existing research evidence on the potential for e-portfolios to promote high quality interactions between learners and staff, support learner involvement in reflection and facilitate peer and self assessment
disseminates the garnered information to the school stakeholders in a way that is relevant and meaningful to their different roles.
Assessment Reform Group (1999) ‘Assessment for Learning: Beyond the Black Box’ [Online]. Available at http://assessmentreformgroup.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/beyond_blackbox.pdf (Accessed 8 January 2014).
Barrett, H. (2011) 'Balancing the Two Faces of E-Portfolios' [Online]. Available at http://electronicportfolios.org/balance/Balancing2.htm (Accessed 12 January 2014).
Black, P. and Wiliam, D. (1998) ‘Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through
Classroom Assessment’, Phi Delta Kappan , v80, no. 2. Republished (2010) Phi Delta Kappan, v92 no. 1 [Online]. Available at http://ehis.ebscohost.com.libezproxy.open.ac.uk/eds/Citations/FullTextLinkClick?sid=db3e333f-2b98-41d1-bfa9-0d06fc2442ad@sessionmgr15&vid=3&id=pdfFullText (Accessed 8 January 2014).
Education Scotland (2013) 'E-portfolios available on the National Assessment Resource' [Online]. Available at
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/newsandevents/educationnews/2013/education/june/news_tcm4809610.asp (Accessed 6 January 2014).
Education Scotland (2012) 'CfE Briefing Curriculum for Excellence: Profiling and the S3 profile' [Online]. Available at
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/CfEBriefing3_tcm4-731977.pdf (Accessed 6 January 2014).
Scottish Government (2010) 'Curriculum for Excellence Building the curriculum A framework for assessment: Recognising achievement, profiling and reporting' [Online]. Available at
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/BtC5RecognisingAchievement_tcm4-641217.pdf (Accessed 7 January 2014).