Remote Level 2

Applying the Exemplars Rubric - Expectations for Students and Performance Tasks

Learning Goal: In this Zoom session, participants will learn to use the five criteria and the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric to analyze and assess student work. Examples of authentic student work will serve as the foundation for rich discussions concerning expectations for student performance and guide educators in determining next steps for student instruction. Participants will learn various techniques to facilitate students as they self-assess their own performance. Information about online (remote) learning techniques will also be included for supporting students that are learning virtually.



Broad Agenda

Agenda items may include:

  • Embedding the NCTM Process Standards into my classroom using performance-based learning.
  • Using non-academic rubrics to model standards-based learning.
  • Introducing the Exemplars assessment rubric.
  • Scoring student work using the Exemplars rubric to guide instructional practices.
  • Incorporating the Exemplars Preliminary Planning Sheets to plan for differentiated instruction. 
  • Discussing the Concrete - Representational - Abstract (CRA) progression using student work for formative assessment.
  • Modeling student self-assessment as an instructional strategy to create rigor and engagement.
  • Modeling online learning techniques to support teachers and students working in remote environments
  • Combining the school's curriculum with Exemplars performance tasks


I valued the way [the instructor] delivered information in an interesting and joyful way. I've been to other math training where it is easy to tune out. I also appreciated that she took virtual learning into consideration. I would love to learn from her again! 

Alisa Okamoto, Intervention Teacher

The collaboration with colleagues was most important. I liked that Jay tied our holistic rubrics from the state department of education to the Exemplars Problem-Solving Procedure.

Jennifer Smith, Special Education Mathematics Coach