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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Student Communication

Communication is fundamental. It is not only the vehicle by which we convey our thinking to others, but it is the way in which we process information. As we organize our thoughts to communicate, we learn content - understanding how to communicate that content must be considered a basic skill in our schools today.

Communicating in math and science is not only critical, but it also gives students the opportunities to apply their communication skills in diverse content areas.

In this section of our website, we have collected material that will help teachers enhance their students' communication skills. It includes examples of rubrics, Exemplars math and science tasks used as writing and reading assessments. It also includes an example of a student reflecting on her math task in a digital portfolio.

To access these samples, please click on the right-hand links.

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

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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