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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

21st Century Math Skills, K-5

New! This online resource offers educators a powerful collection of planning, instruction, and assessment tools that help students learn to think critically, solve problems creatively, communicate, collaborate, and succeed. Material is based on 21st century math concepts and skills, organized by rich Units of Study.

K–5 material features:

  • 350+ engaging open-ended math tasks.
  • Problem-solving supplements organized by Units of Study, inspired by the NCTM Focal Points and leading state standards.
  • Preliminary Planning Sheets for teachers outlining the math concepts and skills students will need to know as well as alternative strategies for solving each task. This tool assists with lesson preparation and assessing student work.
  • The Exemplars Standards-Based Math Rubric, developed in accordance with NCTM Process Standards, defining key criteria for assessing student performance and providing meaningful feedback.
  • Anchor papers showing sample student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric on summative assessment tasks. Used alongside the Exemplars rubric, this resource supports teachers’ assessment practices and gives students insight into what kind of work meets and does not meet the standard.
  • Scoring rationales for anchor papers describing why each piece of student work is assessed at a specific performance level for each of the Exemplars rubric criterion.
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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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Here's What People Are Saying

Our school subscribes to the Exemplars Library. I find the formative tasks aligned to the Common Core are strong and can be easily embedded in any curriculum. Having a more accessible and more challenging version of each task provides teachers' support as they have the resources to problem solve across different levels of understanding in their classrooms … Students are enjoying the tasks and are demonstrating a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of the standards as they apply formal math language, accurate representations and connections.

C. Hemley


PS 94
New York

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