Assessing Using Technology: Is Electronic Portfolio Effective To Assess the Scientific Literacy on Evolution Theory


  • Muji Sri Prastiwi Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  • Badrun Kartowagiran Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
  • Endang Susantini Universitas Negeri Surabaya



assessment, electronic portfolio, evolution theory, scientific literacy


This study used a sequential exploratory mixed method to examine the effectiveness of using an electronic portfolio to assess the scientific literacy of evolution theory. As much as 135 university students majoring in biology education were involved as research participants. They were asked to create the electronic portfolio by using any learning artifacts produced during the classroom activities including direct and virtual practicums, reading activities, direct and online discussions, quizzes, and formative examinations. Evolutionary Scientific Literacy by electronic portfolio consists of Scientific Literacy skills namely Nominal, Functional, Conceptual, Multidimensional levels, and electronic portfolios skills namely beginner, intermediate, proficient and advanced level. The results depicted that the Evolutionary Scientific Literacy skills of students were at the beginner-nominal level (71.4%) and the advanced-multidimensional level (9.5%). Another finding disclosed was that students showed a positive response to the electronic portfolio creation. This study suggests that an electronic portfolio can be used as an assessment tool of the scientific literacy of evolution theory relevant to industrial revolution 4.0.

Author Biographies

Muji Sri Prastiwi, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Muji S. Prastiwi is a lecturer of Biology Education at Universitas Negeri Surabaya. She received her Doctor of Educational Research and Evaluation at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. Her expertise is evaluation methodology.

Badrun Kartowagiran, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

Badrun Kartowagiran is Professor at Research and Evaluation in Education Department at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. His expertise is Psychometric. He has published many research papers, of which most of them are in the fields of research methodology, measurement, and assessment.

Endang Susantini, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Endang Susantini is Professor at Biology Education Program, Universitas Negeri Surabaya. Her expertise is Learning Planning Development and Learning Strategy.




How to Cite

Prastiwi, M. S., Kartowagiran, B., & Susantini, E. (2020). Assessing Using Technology: Is Electronic Portfolio Effective To Assess the Scientific Literacy on Evolution Theory. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 15(12), pp. 230–243.