Rido Imam Ashadi, Elysa Rohayani Hasibuan


This article attempts to overview literature on the evolving trend of portfolio-based assessment which has been argued to be the answer for the non-holistic and non-authentic nature of traditional tests. Both empirical and theoretical studies presented to explore the utilization of portfolio as well as the challenges faced over this type of assessment. This article also provides some implications for future studies particularly on the development of portfolio assessment literacy or professional training to teachers and the use of electronic portfolios. Most studies on the use of portfolio particularly in Indonesian setting have been mainly focused on writing skill rather than other language skills. Therefore, addressing the integration of portfolio assessment in other skills is suggested for future examinations.


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