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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Reading and Writing in Science

Incorporating a separate communication rubric with an assignment is another strategy to help students become better communicators. Tracy Lavallee, notes in her article "Communicating in Science," that she uses both the Exemplars science rubric, with its communication criteria and her district's writing rubric to assess an assignment. This allows students to focus on both science and writing skills.

Along the same lines, the New England Common Assessment Project has created a reading assessment that parallels an Exemplars science task on static electricity.

We have also included Exemplars alignments of science tasks to children's literature.

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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