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Annotated Anchor Sets

Anchor papers are concrete examples that illustrate the intent of the scoring guides. Scorers use these papers as a reference point or "anchor" to ensure that they interpret and apply the scoring guides consistently. Annotated Anchor Sets include several papers representing each score point with notations for each paper that explains why the paper received the score it was given. While these are used by scorers, they can also be used by teachers as an instructional tool.

An instructional guide is included with each annotated anchor set. The guide is designed specifically for workshops to train others on the use of the Anchor Sets in order to improve student achievement.


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