Karin's work is  referenced in many  excellent educational resources and explored in both undergraduate pre-service teacher training courses and graduate research studies. Some of her videos have been viewed by more than 25,000 educators!



Check out these resources that reference Karin's  work or include chapters by Karin...

Ainsworth, L. & Donovan, K. (2019). Rigorous Currriculum Design. (second edition). The International Center for Leadership in Education. 


Ainsworth, L. (2014). “Unwrapping” the Common Core (second edition). 


Ainsworth, L. (2015) Common Formative Assessment 2.0. Corwin.

Bailey, K. & Jakicic, C. (2016). Simplifying Common Assessment. Solution Tree Press.

Brulles, D., Brown, K., & Winebrenner, S. (2016). Differentiated Lessons for Every Learner. Prufrock Press.

Center for Collaborative Education. (2012). Quality Performance Assessment: A Guide for Schools and Districts. Boston, MA: Author.


Colby, R. (2017). Competency-Based Education: A New Architecture for K-12 Schooling. Harvard Education Press. 


Francis, E. (2016). Now That’s a Good Question! ASCD.

Hogan, M. & Smart, S. (2020). Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, PreK-6, Second Edition. Paul Brookes Pub.


Pijanowski, L. (2018). Architects of Deeper Learning Intentional Design for High Impact Instruction. The International Center for Leadership in Education.


Stack, B. & Vander Els, J. (2017). Breaking with Tradition: The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs. Solution Tree Press.


Walsh, J.A. & Sattes, B. D. (2017). Quality questioning: Research-based practices to engage every learner. (2nd Ed).  A Joint Publication: McREL International & Corwin.

Winebrenner, S. & Kiss, L. (2014). Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classrooms. Free Spirit Publishing.


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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