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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Our authentic tasks include differentiated versions and provide teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' problem-solving and communication skills. Real-world material engages students and helps them develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.

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Exemplars inquiry-based investigations provide both teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' science-process skills and communication. Material can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum. Our investigations have been reviewed and approved by NSTA Recommends.

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Our material gives both teachers and administrators a way of assessing students' writing and communication skills. It can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum.

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Exemplars offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for mathematics, science and writing. Sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of teachers, team leaders and administrators in both schools and districts.

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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.

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Aligned To Common Core Standards

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Supporting the Standards for Mathematical Practice With Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the First Grade Level

This blog represents Part 2 of a six-part series that features a problem-solving task linked to a CCSS for Mathematical Content and a student’s solution in grades K–5. The second anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a first grade student’s solution for the task, “A Bird Bath.”

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Supporting the Standards for Mathematical Practice With Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Kindergarten Level

This blog represents Part 1 of a six-part series that features a problem-solving task linked to a CCSS for Mathematical Content and a student’s solution in grades K–5. The first anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a Kindergarten student’s solution for the task, “Boots.”

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What People Are Saying

This is an excellent resource! Thanks for making it available. Exemplars are a wonderful tool for our highly capable math students. They encourage them to show their work, explain their thinking and label their answers.

C. Hyndman

Enrichment Facilitator

... Exemplars has problems which allow for the constructivist approach demanded by the Common Core.

D. Personte

Teacher

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