Student Work Library

Learn to distinguish between high- and low-quality assignments. The Student Work Library rates more than 70 assignments on how well they align to college and career-ready standards.

The Student Work Library offers examples of assignments that are weakly, partially, and strongly aligned to grade-level standards in English language arts and math.

As part of our research for The Opportunity Myth, we collected nearly 5,000 assignments from five school systems during a one-year period. Participating teachers submitted every assignment they offered students over the course of three weeks of lessons: one in the beginning of the school year, one in the middle, and one at the end of the year.

The assignment examples included in this student work library illustrate trends in strengths and weaknesses in reading comprehension and math instruction across grade levels.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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