What is POE?

POE stands for Portfolio of Evidence and refers to the portfolio that a learner has to hand in for each of the outcomes mastered in the ABET training programs. Instead of writing the ABET exam the learner must complete assignments, show proof of work completed and an understanding of the outcomes. It is project based and a more complete assessment of a learner’s skills in a particular area. The benefit of the POE is that the learner doesn’t have to write an exam which is once off, but the results are based on one assessment only. Many learners struggle with exams, but have the knowledge to provide a complete POE. The disadvantage is that it entails more work from the learner. We discuss each option with the new learners in depth to help them make informed decisions regarding the way that they want to be assessed.