Exemplars pioneered the field of standards-based performance tasks to improve assessment and instruction.
Founded in 1993, Exemplars began by assisting educators using K–8 mathematics problems and assessments that met NCTM Standards. Today, Exemplars provides performance tasks, rubrics, and student anchor papers for schools and districts in Math, Science, and Writing.
Our performance material engages students and promotes reasoning, communication, and higher-order thinking. Performance tasks are classroom-tested and may be used for assessment, instruction, and professional development.
Exemplars supplemental resources are research-based and designed to meet state, national, and Common Core standards. Our materials are used by educators in 50 states and 32 countries.
Our editors and task writers are an experienced group of education professionals. Many of them also provide professional development for Exemplars.