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Tool: Defining an assessment portfolio

Assessment portfolios contain three different types of work evidence. You can use this table to generate a list of possible entries of each type:

Types of work evidence
Potential entries


These are scored work from elective and on-demand approved performance tasks.




These are evaluated work from locally and state-constructed assignments.


Test and quizzes

These are scores from local, district, state and national tests.


Adapted from Wiggins, G. (1998).  Educative assessment: Designing assessments to inform and improve student performance. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

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