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FEATURES OF THE ASAP EXEMPLARS WEBSITE

Each set of exemplars corresponds to one specific grade and one strand of the Science and Technology curriculum.

The ASAP Exemplars are based on over 40 specially developed "culminating performance tasks" which are available on the YSISTE web site.

For each set of exemplars published, the following features are present:

  • The performance task used - this is available for downloading as a "pdf" file.
  • The rubric used to evaluate the samples of students' work - this rubric is the central focus of the web site and all the samples are linked to it.
  • One or more written samples of student work - these are linked to each achievement criterion and level and you can access them by clicking on the "paper-and-pencil" icon in each cell of the rubric.
  • One or more video samples of student work - these are also linked to each achievement criterion and level and you can access them by clicking on the "video camera" icon in each cell of the rubric.
  • For each work sample (both written and video) there are comments on why this sample of work was judged to be at that particular achievement level. These will appear with each work sample.
  • There are also curriculum connections (shown with a "help" or book icon) which contain more in depth explanations of the curriculum content and skills of the strand.


Each performance task contains the following elements:

  • Task Overview, including information on materials required, suggested timelines, student grouping and safety considerations.
  • Student Task Sheets, including detailed information for the student on how to undertake the task.
  • Teacher Information Sheets, including the curriculum expectations addressed by the task, prior knowledge and skills required, assessment aids including the task-specific rubric, and many other features.


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