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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.

Watch students meet the Math Practices.

Watch teachers review student work using the Exemplars math rubric.

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Aligned To Common Core Standards

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Formative Assessment Tools

Effective use of formative assessment in the classroom is one the most powerful ways to improve student achievement. Research shows that the improvement in performance is dramatic.

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Exemplars in the Classroom: “They Want to Become Experts.”

At the beginning of the year, I explained each portion of the Exemplars rubric to the students. The rubrics are very student-friendly and I find that they inspire students to want to become Experts.

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What People Are Saying

I work as a math/science facilitator going into elementary classrooms across the district with the main emphasis being problem solving strategies and advanced thinking questions -- A colleague shared a few sample Exemplars -- they have been amazing to use with kids. Teachers want to know where the ideas are coming from so they can continue along this same line. Great product!

C. Fullerton

K-5 Math/Science Facilitator

If you walk into a Tacoma classroom during math instruction, you will see kids huddled around an Exemplars task, cooperatively selecting their problem-solving strategy. Rich conversations will follow, in which students will not only defend their solutions, but also get a chance to study alternative strategies unveiled by other groups assigned to solve that very same problem ...

Gaye Lantz

Curriculum Coordinator

Tacoma School District

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