This workshop can be customized to address specific content areas or grade levels.

 

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...

This workshop can be customized to address specific content areas or grade levels.

 

 

Karin begins by defining the concept of “cognitive rigor” and dispelling some common misconceptions about Depth of Knowledge. You’ll hear an overview of how her popular Cognitive Rigor...

The Common Core State Standards expect students to demonstrate deep conceptual understanding through the application of content knowledge and skills in new situations; however, “the specific content standards provide limited guidance as to how, when, or to what degree...

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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 for their professional development and curriculum work. So...

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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...

What exactly do “fewer, clearer, and higher standards” really look like in the classroom?

Using a cognitive rigor matrix to analyze curriculum, plan lessons, and implement assessments.

 

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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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