Best of Science CDs
Support for Inquiry-Based Classrooms
Exemplars inquiry-based investigations provide teachers and administrators with a way of teaching and assessing science-process and communication skills.
Exemplars K-5 and 6-8 CDs offer:
Our open-ended material engages students while helping them develop science-process and communication skills. Tasks focus on scientific investigation and inquiry linked to earth science, physical science, life science and design technology.
Our standards-based rubric consists of four performance levels (Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner and Expert) and four assessment categories (Scientific Tools and Technologies, Scientific Procedures and Reasoning Strategies, Scientific Communication/Using Data, and Scientific Concepts and Related Content).
Each investigation includes anchor papers that demonstrate student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric. These may also be used for student self- and peer-assessment along with our student rubric.
Material includes alignments to Next Generation, STEM and state standards. Links to leading science kits, math concepts and children's literature are also available.
Each task includes rich teaching notes to guide assessment and instruction, as well as interdisciplinary links to extend investigations.
Exemplars is a proven formative assessment tool that reflects student understanding, reasoning, achievement and growth to guide instruction and determine next steps for each individual learner.
Pricing Information for 2014-15
|Best of Science Exemplars, K-5 CD
|Best of Science Exemplars, 6-8 CD
|Best of Science Exemplars, K-8 CD SET||$1,050||$920|
For districts with 10+ schools please contact us for a quote.