Our real-world tasks provide both teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' problem-solving and communication skills. Authentic material engages students and promotes reasoning and communication.
Exemplars Number and Operations Workshop.
Implementing Exemplars problem solving.
Fourth grade students discuss Exemplars problem solving.
Fifth grade reflections on Exemplars rubric and problem solving.
Fourth graders offer advice on problem solving.
Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins have written a "must read" paper – "From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas," in which they offer key ideas to guide the work of transforming the Common Core Standards to a functioning curriculum in a school or district.
... Exemplars has problems which allow for the constructivist approach demanded by the Common Core.
I think that these tasks provide higher level thinking skills and require students to take a look at the reasoning behind their answers.
Elementary School Teacher