Local Performance Tasks and Work Samples

Local Performance Assessments 
OR Work Sample?

Local performance assessment is a broad term that encompasses assessments that are embedded in the curriculum and evaluate student knowledge and skill. 

A work sample is a specific kind of local performance assessment that is an approved assessment option for the 
Essential Skills graduation requirement. Work samples must be administered, scored, and potentially revised under strict administrative conditions, including that they must be scored using the state scoring guides. 

For local performance assessments–other than work samples–districts have wide latitude in setting the administrative, scoring, and revision guidelines. The term work sample can be confusing because it sounds generic, but it actually means something quite specific. 
Local Performance Task Links

Work Sample Links (HS Essential Skills)