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Portfolio Assessment for the Teaching and Learning of Writing


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

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About this book


This book provides teachers, instructors, scholars, and administrators with a practical guide to implement portfolio assessment of writing in their work contexts. Unlike most existing volumes, which underscore theory building, it describes and discusses several key issues concerning how portfolio assessment can be carried out in authentic classrooms with a focus on its processes, reflective components, task types and design, scoring methods and actionable recommendations.


Portfolio Assessment Writing Portfolios Alternative Assessment Teaching and Learning of Writing English as a foreign language Language Assessment Teaching of Writing learning of writing English as a foreign language

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Education StudiesHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongHong Kong

About the authors

Dr. Ricky Lam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include second language writing, language assessment, peer review, portfolio assessment as well as assessment for learning. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Portfolio Assessment for the Teaching and Learning of Writing
  • Authors Ricky Lam
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-1173-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1174-1
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 121
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
    Language Teaching
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“This book can serve as an introductory text and a practical manual to build readers’ foundation in the design and implementation of writing portfolio assessment. … This book can be recommended to anyone in applied linguistics who wants to conduct research, expand knowledge, or explore practical issues in writing portfolio assessment.” (Arif Bakla, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 43 (1), 2020)