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!

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