What are learning progressions and how can they make instructional planning – and learning - more meaningful?

July 14, 2015

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, descriptive continuums of how students develop and demonstrate deeper, broader, and more sophisticated understanding over time. Karin will share current research and “unpack” ways that LPs can be used a schema for designing instruction and assessment (formative, interim, and summative). Be ready for a whole new perspective on what standards can and cannot do in terms of guiding instruction! Request Dr. Hess at your next PD day!



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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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