Evidence Map


Also called Assessment Pathways, Evidence Maps itemize all of the assessments students will be able to undertake as "Evidence" that they have achieved Mastery.


  • Meaningful Assessment

Designer's Tips 

"In a Mastery Learning System, Evidence Maps would optimally be organized in relation to Competencies and their attendant Learning Progressions with Learning Objectives/Goals and Targets. More often, Evidence Maps become a list of the assessments associated more broadly with a Module or Course. Content-area experts are definitely beneficial to engage in the development of Assessment Pathways (teachers who are very comfortable with their disciplines can do this work, but it is challenging to identify or develop Assessments that are tightly-aligned with Competencies and Learning Goals, at the ""right"" grain-size.

Explore our featured guide and accompanying tool--""Mapping Backwards from the Tasks Required of College Freshmen"" and ""Assessment Pathway Model.”

Tips for a Short Implementation Time-Line 

A Scope & Sequence is intended to provide a clear map for what instructors are supposed to teach and in what order. For Mastery-Learning programs student demonstration of mastery through products/assessments guide teaching & learning. Therefore, Evidence Maps (also called Assessment Pathways) with performance tasks are typically more helpful than traditional Scope and Sequence.

Curated Resources: This collection of resources from the field includes models and exemplars, as well as “DIY” guidance to facilitate your exploration of this term. 

Making Mastery Accessible: Mapping Backwards from the Tasks Required of College Freshmen


This PowerPoint explains how Schools for the Future organizes its performance tasks to align with the tasks assigned to college freshmen.


Antonia Rudenstine

Resource Type 

  • Presentation

Publishing Organization 

Schools for the Future, reDesign

Type of Organization 

  • reDesign


Summative Assessment
Formative Assessment
Evidence Map
Assessment Pathway