Malaysian students’ perception on the use of portfolio as an assessment tool in ESL classroom
Kalai Selvan Arumugham
This study aimed to understand students’ perception on the use of portfolio as an assessment tool in ESL classroom. Past studies have indicated that students’ used to have a negative perception to the portfolio assessment due to the heavy workload given by teachers. This qualitative case study examined 15 secondary school students studying in Kubang Pasu District. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and document analysis. Data analysis revealed students’ only have a negative perception at the early stage, but continuous use and encouragement given by teachers demolished their negative thoughts towards portfolio assessment. When they used to it, they feel enjoying using portfolio and be proactive towards portfolio assessment.