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Build assessments you can really use | Unlock the how, when, what, and why Watch your system become greater than its parts by building local capacity through common language and deeper knowledge of assessment components. For years, educators have turned to the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrices (CRM). Now for the first time, the modules are packaged into one resource to help you evaluate the quality and premise of your current assessment system. Designed as a professional development guide for long-term use by school leaders, five content-rich, topic-based modules: • Offer field-tested, teacher-friendly strategies for local school test development • Can be used for individual or professional development opportunities • Allow for sequential or non-sequential use

Are My Students Thinking Deeply or Just Working Harder? : Infusing Rigor Into Instruction and Assessment: Laying the Groundwork for Deeper Learning for All Students
Are My Students Thinking Deeply or Just Working Harder?: Infusing Rigor Into Instruction and Assessment: Laying the Groundwork for Deeper Learning for All Students
1.1 What Is Cognitive Rigor?

Rigor. These days, everyone seems to have something to say about it. Policymakers want standards and testing to include it; administrators want their schools to strive for it; publishers promote materials oozing with it; researchers look for but often can’t find it; and most teachers end up getting mixed messages about what exactly everyone means when they are asked to produce results of it. Does increasing the level of rigor simply mean ...

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