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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Getting Started

Tips for Schools and Districts

Exemplars makes it possible for schools, districts and teachers to get started with excellent standards-based performance assessment and instruction.

To help you use our material, we would like to share some suggestions from experienced Exemplars users and workshop participants. The links on the left include ideas and tips to help teachers, schools and districts get started on the right foot. These exercises can be used individually as a model or in staff development sessions.

To download a complete hardcopy version of our step-by-step tutorial please click here. (Please allow several minutes for download on slower connections).

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Here's What People Are Saying

One additional benefit of using the modeling format has been that teachers not only saw an Exemplars mathematics lesson modeled as intended, but they have also had the opportunity to see numerous quality strategies for communicating with students. They have seen students enticed to communicate their thoughts to peers as well as communicating their explanations on paper. Teachers have seen best practices for establishing a working community in the classroom...

Shirley McKee

Elementary Consultant

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