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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Our authentic tasks include differentiated versions and provide teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' problem-solving and communication skills. Real-world material engages students and helps them develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.

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Exemplars inquiry-based investigations provide both teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' science-process skills and communication. Material can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum. Our investigations have been reviewed and approved by NSTA Recommends.

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Our material gives both teachers and administrators a way of assessing students' writing and communication skills. It can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum.

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Exemplars offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for mathematics, science and writing. Sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of teachers, team leaders and administrators in both schools and districts.

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Exemplars Number and Operations Workshop.

Implementing Exemplars problem solving.

Fourth grade students discuss Exemplars problem solving.

Fifth grade reflections on Exemplars rubric and problem solving.

Fourth graders offer advice on problem solving.

Watch students meet the Math Practices.

Watch teachers review student work using the Exemplars math rubric.

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Aligned To Common Core Standards

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Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Second Grade Level

The third anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a second grade student’s solution for the task, “A New Hamster Toy.”

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Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the First Grade Level

The second anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a first grade student’s solution for the task, “A Birdbath.”

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What People Are Saying

This has been a great resource with the introduction of Common Core Math and ELA.

A. Morrison

Teacher

Using the Exemplars has added strength and depth to our mathematics program. Our primary math curriculum is Investigations in Number, Data, and Space a standards-based program. The two fit nicely together because both require students to explain their reasoning and show their work using numbers, pictures and words...

Vickie Brown

Elementary School Teacher

Socorro Independent School District

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