Tips for Using Exemplars

Exemplars makes it possible for schools, districts, and teachers to implement excellent performance-based assessment and instruction. Below are some suggestions to assist with your success.

Mathematics

Below are some ideas for implementing Exemplars math material at your school/district:  

  • Select an Exemplars math task of the month.
  • Select several Exemplars math tasks to do in common and then get together to assess the work and discuss students' performance.
  • Correlate Exemplars math tasks with your textbooks, frameworks and/or curriculum.
  • Use the Exemplars assessment rubrics.
  • Share anchor papers and kid-friendly rubrics with students.
  • Refer to the "Getting Started" section of the Math Library. 
  • Be sure your teachers are aware that Exemplars math tasks are available and readily accessible for use in their classrooms.
  • Support your staff with professional development.
  • Select and train "mentor teachers."
  • Read Exemplars Math Blogs.

Science

Below are some ideas for implementing Exemplars science material at your school/district:  

  • Select a science task of the month.
  • Select several science tasks to do in common and then get together to assess the work and discuss students' performance.
  • Correlate Exemplars science tasks with your textbooks, frameworks and/or curriculum.
  • Use the Exemplars assessment rubrics.
  • Share anchor papers and kid-friendly rubrics with students.
  • Refer to the Getting Started" section of the Science Library. 
  • Be sure your teachers are aware that Exemplars tasks are available and readily accessible for use in their classrooms.
  • Support your staff with professional development.
  • Select and train "mentor teachers."
  • Read Exemplars Science Blogs.

For Administrators

For more than two decades, Exemplars has worked with schools and districts to integrate performance-based assessment and instruction into math and science curriculum. To help your school or district get started with Exemplars, check out our Administrator's Tools for Success:

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Teacher Tips

As teachers, there are a number of things you can do to help your students become successful in problem solving, while meeting state, national and Common Core standards.

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Parents

As parents, there are a number of ways you can help your students become successful in problem solving.

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Videos

Exemplars has created a variety of videos so that educators may see problem solving and inquiry-based science in action as well as listen to interesting interviews that focus on how other schools and districts are implementing our material. 

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Classic Math Integration

Exemplars Getting Started Guide offers suggestions on how to integrate our classic "Best of Math" products.

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Tech Support

Find support and instructions for installing, using, and maintaining our classic "Best of Math" products.

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