Having been undergoing several changes in a decade, the concept of students’ evaluation system in Indonesia has significantly transformed. In this regard, portfolio assessment has been taken into account as an alternative way to measure students’ development based on the process and result of learning. However, lack of familiarity with this kind of assessment, followed by strong influence of traditional and standardized testing, may prevent teachers from having best insight about portfolio assessment. Therefore, this current study was carried out to investigate teachers' understanding in implementing the portfolio and the contents of the portfolio complied. The framework of qualitative research was employed in this study. The data were collected from four respondents by means of documents and interviews. The result of the study obviously indicated that the contents of students’ portfolio comprised of wide ranges of topics in different genres. Furthermore, teachers’ understanding on the implementation of portfolio as a means of evaluating students’ learning was highly good. In spite of that, it was highlighted that students’ involvement in determining the topic and the allocated time for product revision were absent. Therefore, professional development program has to be carried out to enhance teachers’ capabilities in implementing effective portfolio based assessment and overcoming the present problems.
Rizaldy Hanifa, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Stream: Alternative assessment
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