Exploring English for Specific Purposes Teachers' Attitude towards Electronic-Portfolio Assessment

Mohammad Sadegh Bagheri, Maryam Ghaffari


The purpose of this paper is to examine teachers' attitude and teachers' needs concerning the use of electronic-portfolio assessment in ESP courses in some Institutes of Higher Education in Shiraz, Fars province. Thirty five teachers of institutes of higher education participated in this study.  In an attempt to investigate teachers' attitude towards electronic-portfolio assessment in ESP courses, survey questionnaire concerning the use of student portfolio assessment was employed. Findings of the present study revealed that teachers still needed help in utilizing all steps of student portfolio assessment. Findings also indicated that this study provide valuable guidelines and implications for educational authorities in universities in order to help ESP teachers meet their needs and develop their performance on the use of student portfolio assessment especially E-portfolio assessment.


teachers' attitude, teachers' needs, electronic-portfolio, electronic-portfolio assessment, English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

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