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Author Workshop

Rigor by Design, Not Chance: Supporting Deeper Thinking Through Actionable Instruction and Assessment

Today, we expect every student to be ready for challenges of the 21st century—to learn more, to master new technologies, to understand more deeply, and to transfer what they've learned to real-world contexts. Integrating 5 evidence-based "teacher moves" in an Actionable Assessment Cycle can build a supportive classroom culture for deeper thinking and self-directed learning. A range of strategies appropriate for all students will be modeled and practiced for each teacher move: asking probing questions, building schemas, considering strategic scaffolding, developing complex tasks, and engaging students in metacognition and reflection.

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Curriculum Director

About the Authors

Karin Hess, EdD, is founder and president of Educational Research in Action and author of the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrices. She is a former classroom teacher and school administrator with more than 40 years of experience in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She is an internationally recognized leader in applying the concepts of cognitive rigor, depth of knowledge, and learning progressions to the design and development of state and school-based curriculum and assessment systems. An expert in multiple content areas, she specializes in the design and use of performance-based assessments for preK–12 students.

Hess has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books in the field of education, including A Local Assessment Toolkit to Promote Deeper Learning (Corwin, 2018).

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Rigor by Design, Not Chance: Deeper Thinking Through Actionable Instruction and Assessment

Rigor by Design, Not Chance: Deeper Thinking Through Actionable Instruction and Assessment


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