Purchasing Exemplars

Thank you for your interest in bringing Exemplars to your school or district.

Exemplars is a sole source provider and qualifies for ESSAAll of our products are licensed to individual schools or districts and may be purchased with a check or by sending a purchase order by mail, email or fax to our office.

When you supplement your math, science, or writing curriculum with Exemplars, you’re helping students build the skills they need to solve real-world problems and develop critical thinking. You’re also giving teachers effective, time-saving tools for assessment and instruction, with hundreds of engaging performance tasks, standards-based rubrics, lesson planning sheets, and student anchor papers.

Our material is used in all 50 U.S. states and in 31 countries around the world and continues to set the standard, as it has for 30 years, for rich performance-based learning. 

Please contact us with any questions you may have or to learn more.

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Licensing Our Material

All Exemplars products are licensed by individual schools, which we refer to as a "site license."

A site license allows a school or district to duplicate and distribute (hard copy publications) or network (software) our materials throughout a licensed building. Networked material must be protected from public access and any unlicensed buildings.

Print subscriptions and software require the purchase of a one-time site license, while our online subscriptions must be renewed annually.

Print and Software Site License
Online Service Site License


Exemplars pricing is tiered, which allows multiple-site orders to receive greater cost-savings per school. Each participating school is required to have a site license. Multiple-school pricing is valid when participating schools order at the same time.

Our material is ESSA qualified and currently available for purchase in the following formats:

Exemplars Library  Delivered Online

Our K–5 math and K–8 science subscriptions are delivered online for teachers through the Exemplars Library. Pricing is based on student enrollment and requires an annual renewal. 

Print Publications and Software

Exemplars print publications and software require the purchase of a one-time site license per school. 

Contact us with any questions you may have.

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Sole Source Confirmation

Exemplars is a sole source provider.

Use ESSER Funds

The almost 200 billion dollars that comprise ESSER I, II, and III represent the single largest federal investment in K–12 education.

Check out our user-friendly guide to make sure you get the most out of every ESSER dollar with Exemplars.

Your Guide to Using ESSER Funds to Buy Exemplars

ESSA Qualification

Passed in 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ensures that all students have access to an equitable education that fully prepares them for success in college and careers.1

ESSA incorporates the concept of "evidence-based" into legislation to ensure that the approaches and programs being implemented effectively improve educational outcomes and close achievement gaps. In order for a school or district to spend federal funds on educational products or services, ESSA requires that the product or service meet its standards.

An independent, outside research organization has determined that Exemplars materials and pedagogy is "evidence-based" and meets ESSA standards. Our math material qualifies for Tiers 3 and 4, while our science and writing material qualifies for Tier 4. 

As a result, schools and districts may use federal funds made available through ESSA to purchase Exemplars performance materials.

If additional information is required, please contact us.



Exemplars is pleased to be an approved vendor of the New York City DOE.

Exemplars Vendor Information:
  • Vendor Number: EXE052000
  • Software Contract Number: R137101
Exemplars Library and Software

Exemplars Library is delivered online and our software publications feature digital downloads and flash drives.

The following contracted items are available on FAMIS, and NYSTL approved

Shipping and Handling

Standard shipping is free within the continental United States. Expedited shipping is available upon request for an additional fee.

  • 3-day shipping - add $25.00 per site license.
  • Overnight shipping - add $50.00 per site license.

All pricing is in U.S. dollars for shipping outside the continental United States.

  • Hawaii and Alaska - add $25 per site license.
  • Overseas - add $25 per site license.
  • Canada - add $5 per site license.

All orders are assumed to be standard shipping unless indicated otherwise on your order. Shipments may be comprised of several cartons arriving a day or more apart. Please check your order upon arrival.