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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Math Anchor Papers

In addition to rubrics, Exemplars performance material also includes annotated anchor papers for each assessment.

Samples of student work are provided at each of the four levels of the Exemplars rubric: Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner and Expert. The marked annotations identify important distinctions for teachers to look for when assessing students.

These visual examples can be useful in providing students with a concrete understanding of what works meets the standard (and why). Anchor papers can also be used as a basis for student peer- and self-assessment and in staff development.

To view sample tasks and anchor papers in other subject areas and grade levels, click here.

Our teacher-friendly tasks are designed to support both the Common Core and Citywide instructional expectations. GO Math! alignments are also available.
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One additional benefit of using the modeling format has been that teachers not only saw an Exemplars mathematics lesson modeled as intended, but they have also had the opportunity to see numerous quality strategies for communicating with students. They have seen students enticed to communicate their thoughts to peers as well as communicating their explanations on paper. Teachers have seen best practices for establishing a working community in the classroom...

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