Portfolio Assessment in English Language Teaching (ELT)

Ramazan Göçtü

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This article is written to inform people especially in the field of education about the different kinds of assessment. Today there is much talk about the necessity to test the skills the student will need in real-life tasks. Doing multiple choice and essay-writing is not what we do in real life, thus authentic assessment, otherwise called performance assessment, is recommended for bringing assessment closer to real-life tasks. An example of an authentic language assessment activity may be cooking based on the recipe read or heard. Authentic assessment through portfolio is very new and practically has very little been implemented at EFL classes in Georgia yet. With the advent of various new and innovative methods in education, alternative assessment methods will be part of these improvements.

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