Outcomes Assessment Stories
Assessment is often a pivotal step for the scaling up of ePortfolio initiatives. This linkage can be understood as strategic – helping stakeholders see the ways that ePortfolio can be used to meet key assessment needs. In this regard, ePortfolio serves as a connector, bringing disciplines together with General Education and stakeholders’ institutional needs with everyday classroom practices. These stories also showcase ways in which ePortfolio, when used a part of outcomes assessment processes, helps make student learning visible to stakeholders and helps to spur institutional learning and change.
Campus teams shared their Outcomes Assessment narratives across a developmental spectrum:
- Transforming: Campus projects with a strong or widely-transforming ePortfolio for Outcomes Assessment.
- Developing: Campus projects that have a well-established developing or are at a moderate stage of using ePortfolio to support Outcomes Assessment.
- Emerging: Campus projects that are at a more emerging stage in terms of using ePortfolio for Outcomes Assessment.