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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 Fifth Grade Level

This blog represents Part 6 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 sixth anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a fifth grade student’s solution for the task, “Newspaper Layout.”

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

This blog represents Part 5 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 fifth anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a fourth grade student’s solution for the task, “Sharing Muffins.”

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What People Are Saying

Your work is fantastic! We are looking for a way to monitor the growth of a student as a scientist from grade to grade. Your rubrics will help us to begin this important work.

P. Bator

Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist

I recently had the opportunity to reflect on our students' growth since they have been using Exemplars. What pleases me is the degree to which I see them developing the ability to explain their solutions using reasoning and strong language ...

J. Francisco

Principal

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