Research Project: A portfolio- based language assessment (PBLA) research project

If you are currently teaching or have recently taught a Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Literacy class, I invite you to participate in a portfolio- based language assessment (PBLA) research project. The purpose of the survey is to explore LINC Literacy instructors’ perceptions of the purpose of PBLA, its impact on teaching and learning, and the assessment processes involved in PBLA. This survey is part of a larger research project that has been funded by a Support for the Advancement of Scholarship Grant from the University of Alberta, a Pathways to Prosperity Grant from Western University, and an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

If you consent to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey questions will ask about your education and teaching experience, and your perceptions of PBLA. It is my hope that the study results will lead to recommendations for improving PBLA processes and outcomes.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click the following link:

For more information, please contact the researcher Dr. Marilyn Abbott at the University of Alberta,