Performance Materials

K–8 Writing

Powerful Tools
Develop Effective Writers

Exemplars performance material provides teachers and administrators a way of teaching and assessing writing and communication skills.

Our material is classroom tested and may be used for assessment, instruction, and professional development. Standards-based rubrics and student anchor papers are integral components.

Alignments are available for state and national standards.


Exemplars Offers:

  • Classroom-tested performance tasks for grades K–4 and 5–8
  • Rubrics that provide clear guidelines for assessing student work and providing meaningful feedback
  • Annotated student anchor papers at the performance levels of the Exemplars rubric
  • Rich, teaching notes to guide instruction and assessment
  • Alignments to national, state, Common Core, and provincial standards

Please contact us or call 800-450-4050 for more information about getting started with Exemplars.

You can also request a quote for pricing information.

What Educators Are Saying

  • This has been a great resource with the introduction of Common Core Math and ELA.

    A. Morrison, Teacher, OH

    I have used Exemplars in my classroom for years as a regular classroom teacher. Your rubrics and tasks are well designed and fit the needs of my students.

    A. Little, Gifted Resource Teacher, GA

    I’ve yet to find any other resource that compares to Exemplars.

    D. Reynolds, Curriculum Specialist