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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Writing Anchor Papers

In addition to rubrics, Exemplars performance material also includes annotated anchor papers for each assessment.

Samples of student work are provided at each of the four levels of the Exemplars rubric: Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner and Expert. The marked annotations identify imprortant distinctions for teachers to look for when assessing students.

These visual examples can be useful in providing students with a concrete understanding of what works meets the standard (and why). Anchor papers can also be used as a basis for student peer- and self-assessment and in staff development.

To view sample tasks and anchor papers in other subject areas and grade levels, click here.

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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