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In July, visitors were from 46 states and District of Columbia! August 2021 visitors (so far) are highlighted:  AK, AL, AR,  AZ,  CA, CT, CO, DE, District of Columbia,  FL,  GA, HI, IA,   ID,  IL, IN,  KS,  KY,  LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ,  NH,  NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR,  PA,  RI, SC,  SD,   TN,  TX,  UT,  VA, VT, WA, WI, WY, & WV

Below is the growing list of 2021 visitors from around the world. In July 2021, educators from 44 different countries and provinces! 
August's visitor locations are highlighted below:

 Albania, American Samoa, Argentina, Australia (Australian Capital Terr.,  New South Wales,   South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia), Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon), Chile, China, Columbia, Cyprus, Czechia, Curacao, Denmark,  Egypt, Ecuador,   French Polynesia,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy,  India, Indonesia, Iraq,  Jamaica,  Japan, Kenya,  Kuwait,  Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar,  Romania, Russia,  Saudi Arabia, Singapore,  South Africa,  South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UK, Uganda Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, & Zimbabwe!

The Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix

Today, schools and testing organizations across the US and other countries use the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix in training materials for their professional development and curriculum and assessment work.


So where did the Hess CRM come from?

Learning Progressions

What are learning progressions? Learning progressions, progress maps, developmental continuums, and learning trajectories are all terms that have been used in the literature over the past decade.

Read more about the development of the Learning Progressions Frameworks

Formative & Performance Assessment

Why take a 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 changes have been shown to be feasible for teachers to implement successfully.  The changes can be made in small increments over time.