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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Parents

To be successful, students must be able to apply skills and concepts to problem-solving situations and to communicate their thinking to others. In an effort to help kids achieve their fullest potential and learn critical life skills, Exemplars has developed engaging and challenging problems in Math, Science and Developing Writers for the purpose of instruction and assessment.

All our material is based scientific research and classroom tested (used by real teachers with real students) before it is published. Exemplars is used in 50 states and more than 27 schools worldwide.

Below are suggestions for ways you can help your children become successful problem solvers and communicators.

Encourage your kids to solve problems.

Students who do demanding work and solve real problems achieve at higher levels than students who do not. Exemplars offers sample problems at different grade levels that you can use with your children.

Help your kids become good self-assessors.

Students who are good self-assessors achieve at higher levels than those that do not self-assess. Exemplars has rubrics that kids can use to assess their own performance. There are also anchor papers that exemplify different levels of performance. Show these to your children. Ask them to evaluate these papers and then ask them how they can make each one better.

Practice scoring sample student work.

Students can also gain experience by evaluating other students' work. They can practice online with Exemplars scoring tutorial. Here, they can evaluate samples and compare their assessments to Exemplars.

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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

I have really enjoyed using Exemplars. Teaching students how to become better problem solvers has been easier and the students have a more concrete format in which to follow. The rubric is very user friendly. It has really allowed my high-achievers to reach a new level. Problem solving is usually a weakness for them, because they only want to get the right answer... this has opened their eyes to a new way to express themselves mathematically.

J. White

Elementary Teacher

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