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A brief history of the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix

Today various educational and testing organizations in the US and other countries now use the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix in training materials...

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In 2010, as the Common Core State Standards were simultaneously being developed, I was charged to recruit researchers, content experts, and master teachers from both general and special educatio...

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Why take formative assessment seriously?

  • There is ample evidence that the changes involved in teacher practices will raise the scores of students on normal conventional tests.

  • The chang...

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Karin Hess, Ed.D, is a recognized international leader in developing practical approaches for using cognitive rigor and learning progressions as the foundation for formative, interim, and performance assessments.



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