PASS-PORT is a web-based system that provides university students, faculty, and administrative staff a tool to gather, demonstrate, and evaluate the performance data on any student, including pre-service teachers. PASS-PORT provides students a tool for the creation of standards-based portfolios, a mechanism for sending and receiving feedback on portfolios, and portability of portfolios to other universities. PASS-PORT provides university faculty with a system to collect data, manage and evaluate student performance based on coursework, field experiences, and clinical practice. University faculty can use this data to improve their teaching, scholarship, and service.
PASS-PORT provides institutions with a mechanism to directly address a variety of accreditors’ and certifying agencies’ standards (such as NCATE, AACSB, ABET, SACS, and more) that require institutions to have a viable method of collecting and analyzing data on program qualifications, initial student and advanced graduate performance, and unit operations to evaluate and improve the unit and its programs. PASS-PORT was originally developed at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with support from Xavier University of Louisiana as part of the Louisiana Governor’s IT Initiative. PASS-PORT is now made available to institutions throughout the country via a public/private partnership with Innovative Learning Assessment Technologies, LLC (ILAT).