100,000+ site visitors since our launch in July 2014! 

2020 visitors to my website were from all over the US and ... Croatia,  Australia, Romania, Indonesia, UK, Germany,  Vietnam, Portugal, Peru,  Austria, Palestine, China,  Spain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, France, Ireland,  Columbia, Taiwan, Norway, Switzerland, South Korea, Guatemala, Algeria, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, India, Hong Kong, Uganda, Sweden, New Zealand, Egypt, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Ukraine, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Somalia, Netherlands, Chad, Finland, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Kuwait, Malaysia, Cuba, Bulgaria, Curacao, Panama, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Argentina, Latvia, Cayman Islands, Lebanon, Thailand, & Jamaica ... I am in awe and humbled.


Hello this past week to many new folks from Washington, California, Utah, Florida, Texas, and Canada (British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta), Philippines, Czechia, South Africa, Russia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Oman, Kenya, & Mexico

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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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