How will alignment protocols change as a result of administering more complex college and career-ready assessments? Karin draws upon a decade of experience designing and conducting alignment studies for general education and alternate assessments to propose some new co...

Learning progressions (LPs), progress maps, developmental continuums, and learning trajectories are all terms that have been used in the literature over the past decade. While many variations on the definition exist, the concept generally refers to research-based, desc...

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Karin lays the ground work for developing short and more in-depth performance tasks by defining the concept of “cognitive rigor” and using her Cognitive Rigor Matrix it to analyze conten...

Karin connects college and career-readiness and assessment development research with classroom-tested tools and strategies for developing and implementing high-quality assessments used to document progress across the school year across content areas. We’ll examine what...

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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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