Title I

Math Workshop

This workshop is uniquely designed to assist Title I teachers in using engaging standards-based performance tasks for instruction and assessment to improve student performance. Participants will learn how to integrate problem solving in the classroom and use effective classroom practices to better meet the needs of Title I students. This workshop demonstrates firsthand how Exemplars math tasks are integrated for RTI, used as supplements to core curriculum and as problem-solving assessments of students' thinking and reasoning.

Broad Agenda

  • Use Exemplars differentiated performance tasks to engage students and improve their motivation, persistence, problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding.
  • Implement Exemplars rubrics and anchor papers for formative assessment, to identify gaps in student learning and to guide instruction
  • Use Exemplars student rubrics to promote peer- and self-assessment
  • Integrate Exemplars performance tasks as supplements to your core curriculum
  • Use Exemplars assessment results for RTI
  • Develop specific classroom practices that meet the needs of lower performing students
  • Use Exemplars material for tutoring
  • Link results to state and national standards


I am a special education teacher, and I have been using the math Exemplars with my students. They enjoy doing them and have actually asked to do them. I have noticed that with each problem we solve more and more students are trying to stretch their thinking so they can become 'Experts'.

J. Reardon, Special Education Teacher

I teach both pre-service and regular teachers. These Exemplars are used to show students what constitutes good problem solving and assessment. I love them.

B. Fox, Adjunct Professor