Writing Anchor Papers
In addition to rubrics, Exemplars performance material also includes annotated anchor papers for each assessment.
Samples of student work are provided at each of the four levels of the Exemplars rubric. The marked annotations identify important distinctions for teachers to look for when assessing students.
These visual examples can be useful in providing students with a concrete understanding of what works meets the standard (and why). Anchor papers can also be used as a basis for student self- and peer-assessment and in staff development.