|Allow for portfolios/performance-based assessment for students who do not have IEPs|
|District of Columbia||No|
|Indiana||No, although "After a governing body holds a public hearing on a proposed portfolio program, the governing body may establish a portfolio program to maintain a portfolio of a student's work at grade levels designated by the governing body." However, such portfolio programs appear to be the exception rather than the norm.|
|Kentucky||Yes. The grade 12 writing assessment is conducted through the development of a four-piece writing portfolio.|
|Rhode Island||Yes. Effective with the Class of 2008, students must demonstrate subject area proficiency through at least two means selected by the district. Methods by which students may demonstrate proficiency are "portfolios, extended capstone projects, public exhibitions, a Certificate of Initial Mastery, or departmental end-of-course exams—which may include industry-certification exams."|
© 2014 by the Education Commission of the States (ECS). All rights reserved. ECS is the only nationwide, nonpartisan interstate compact devoted to education.
To request permission to excerpt part of this publication, either in print or electronically, please fax a request to the attention of the ECS Communications Department, 303.296.8332 or e-mail
Helping State Leaders Shape Education Policy