Title: Assessing E-Portfolios of Practical Production: An Investigation of Marking Methods in Visual Arts and Design

Year of Publication: Sep - 2015
Page Numbers: 1-8
Authors: Hendrati Nastiti , Paul Newhouse, Jeremy Pagram
Conference Name: The Fourth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2015)
- Indonesia


This paper reports on a study that was a part of a three-year project which was a collaboration between Edith Cowan University and the School Curriculum and Standard Authority (SCaSA) of Western Australia under the funding by Australian Research Centre (ARC) Linkage Program, Edith Cowan University and the SCaSA of Western Australia. The focus of this paper is to discuss the validity of comparative pairs judgments as an alternative scoring method for summative assessment of practical production performances. The comparative pairs judgments method has been considered to have the potential for a more holistic and objective scoring of students’ achievement than the traditional analytical method of assessment. The sample for the study consisted of 157 secondary school students in either the Visual Arts or Design courses, and the total of 20 experienced assessors. Through this investigation the study sought to engage in a discussion of assessment methods that are authentic, formative, and multimodal; as have been made possible by the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).