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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Intervention and Extended Learning

Exemplars authentic, problem-solving tasks are rich supplements for use in Title I programs and in the traditional classroom. Material can also be used for intervention and with after school tutoring programs and summer school sessions.


Our engaging and authentic, problem-solving math tasks are differentiated at three levels and designed to capture students' interests.

Rubrics and anchor papers (hallmarks of Exemplars) assist teachers in identifying students' specific strengths and areas to be improved in the problem-solving process. Doing so, enables teachers to help students reach higher levels of thinking and gain greater mathematical understanding.

Tasks emphasize NCTM process standards and may be used to assess student performance, to enhance instruction or as portfolio pieces. In addition, teachers may use Exemplars standards-based tasks:

  • To engage Title I students and closely evaluate mathematical understanding
  • As a tool for intervention
  • To extend learning opportunities for students as part of school tutoring sessions, after school programs or as part of summer school
  • To enhance other disciplinary areas
  • As a pre- and post-test to track student progress
  • To help students become strong self- and peer-assessors
  • As a problem of the week or for homework
  • To share with parents at conferences

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

With Exemplars we were preparing students to improve their problem-solving skills and writing skills. In addition, with the introduction of Exemplars rubrics, teachers were better informed of additional ways to assess student learning and were able to convey those expectations to students ...

Cecile M. Carlton

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Specialist K-12

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