Are you getting Writing Standard 1 right? Learn what the research says about how to develop expertise in this genre of writing –building an understanding of (persuasive) schema; developing stronger writing prompts for the 3 argument types (fact-based, judgment-based, p...

Ready for College and Career? Achieving the Common Core Standards and Beyond Through

Deeper, Student-Centered Learning examines how to prepare students to succeed in postsecondary life.


The report finds that a range of cross-cutting skills like communication, innovation...

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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 education from across the US to review research about how learning...

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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 changes have been shown to be feasible for teachers to implement...

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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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