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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Texas Math Support

A Resource for Instruction & Assessment

This supplemental resource provides a broad range of open-ended math tasks and teacher tools expressly created for Texas classrooms to build problem-solving proficiency in alignment with the Math TEKS.

Our differentiated, performance tasksare designed to engage students and develop their abilities to reason and communicate mathematically as well as to formulate mathematical connections.

Exemplars can be used for instruction, assessment and/or professional development.

Exemplars K-5 math materials offer:

Real world, problem-solving tasks.

Open-ended material is designed to captivate students' interests and promote higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills.

Differentiated tasks to use with students at various levels.

Each math task is differentiated to include a "more accessible" and "more challenging" version.

Assessment rubrics.

Our standards-based math rubric supports NCTM Process Standards. The use of mathematical communication and connections are primary components. 

TEKS alignments.

Material is aligned to TEKS, NCTM and STEM standards as well as various math texts.

Annotated anchor papers.

Each task 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.

Timely and comprehensive feedback.

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.

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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

The Exemplars program is designed to assess students' problem-solving and mathematical-communication skills. It also supports higher-level thinking and extension of mathematical reasoning.

S. Dement

Converse, TX

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