Exemplars was started to help schools and districts begin the work of standards-based performance assessment by publishing classroom-tested performance tasks with rubrics and annotated anchor papers.
Exemplars material includes rubrics and anchor papers. Our assessment rubrics provide teachers with a clear set of gudelines for assessing student work and reveal areas that need improvement, meet the standard or exceed expectations. Student rubrics provide students with a concrete understanding of what works meets today's standards and why. Anchor papers are task specific and identify distinctions to look for when assessing students. These can also be used to promote student self- and peer-assessment.
Each Exemplars Pre K-8 math performance task is accompanied by a more accessible and a more challenging version of the problem. Different levels of the same task can be used with different level math classes, or more accessible versions of the tasks can be used as instructional pieces, and the original and more challenging versions as assessment pieces. Click to view a sample.
Exemplars was founded in 1993.
All of our material is piloted in the classroom by teachers.
Exemplars has designed a user-friendly Getting Started section on our web site to help teachers and school leaders begin the implementation process. To learn more, please click here.
Exemplars also offers professional development to schools and districts. Our workshops are designed to provide teachers with a firm foundation in using standards-based assessment and instruction. Each workshop is uniquely structured to best meet your individual needs and objectives.
If you are an Exemplars subscriber, you can also refer to Exemplars Online Users Group for guidance and support. Please contact us at infoREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@exemplars.com for more information.
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