Sample Performance Tasks

Your students’ success can begin today. These free sample performance tasks are yours to download now, so you can start exploring Exemplars right away. They’re just a few of the hundreds of tasks included in every product, all created expressly to align with relevant standards.

From differentiated math tasks that build a practice of problem solving to hands-on science investigations that instill the skills of inquiry to writing tasks that build students' communication skills, you’ll discover a range of rich and engaging performance materials — ready for you to try in the classroom today. And, they all include rubrics and student anchor papers!

We’re also providing tools for teachers to utilize each sample performance task whether they are teaching remotely, in a classroom, or in a blended learning environment.

Subjects + Grades


Pre K-K Math

K Math

Grade 1 Math

Grade 2 Math

Grade 3 Math

Grade 4 Math

Grade 5 Math

Grades 6-8 Math

Grades 9-12 Math


Grades K-2 Science

Grades 3-5 Science

Grades 6-8 Science


Grades K-4 Writing

Grades 5-8 Writing

Non-Common Core Math

Common Core Math

NYS Next Generation Math


Middle School Math, 6-8 and 9-12

Non-NGSS Science, K-8

NGSS Science, K-8