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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

A Formative Assessment Tool

Exemplars performance tasks were developed to help teachers successfully integrate formative assessment into their classrooms.

Our differentiated math tasks and rubrics can be easily incorporated into your curriculum to enrich instruction and/or assessment.

Annotated anchor papers provide teachers with examples of student work at the 4 levels of Exemplars rubric. These also provide students with a concrete understanding of what work meets the standard (and why) as well as an effective professional development resources.

Student rubrics and annotated anchor papers can be used by students to compare their work to during peer- and self-appraisals. This process demonstrates success as well as offers opportunities for refinement. Based on student performance, teaching and learning strategies can be adjusted.

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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

If you walk into a Tacoma classroom during math instruction, you will see kids huddled around an Exemplars task, cooperatively selecting their problem-solving strategy. Rich conversations will follow, in which students will not only defend their solutions, but also get a chance to study alternative strategies unveiled by other groups assigned to solve that very same problem ...

Gaye Lantz

Curriculum Coordinator

Tacoma School District

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