Books by Karin Hess - Sold on Amazon.com
Kid-Friendly Cognitive Rigor Matrix Poster Set
$12.99 for downloadable digital set of 4 posters
In this 4-poster set, learners can edit the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix on their own and challenge themselves to "rock the rigor" while educators can customize and print for their classrooms a complete Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix of their choosing.
NEW! The Rigor by Design Playbook is now available!
The new 20-page booklet is also printed on heavy cardstock for long-lasting use. It still provides an overview of the development of the Hess CRM, all 8 content-specific Hess CRMs, and illustrates how the roles of students and teachers can shift with appropriate questioning and learning activities that move from surface learning to deeper understanding. Also included:
7 Common Misconceptions about Rigor
Unit/Lesson Planning Template with Teacher & Student Roles by DOK level
NEW! Karin's Actionable Assessment Cycle
Updated classroom examples of strategic scaffolding strategies by DOK level
NEW! S-T-A-R-S Performance Task Design Tool
This is a practical resource for coaches and assessment leaders who want handy access to all 8 Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrices and a guide to classroom “look fors” and support strategies at each DOK level.
A Local Assessment Toolkit to Promote Deeper Learning: Transforming Research Into Practice (2018, Corwin).
Available in paperback or as an ebook from Amazon.
Designed to support school leaders, PLC work, and book studies in assessment literacy for preK-16 educators.
Includes 5 in-depth PD modules with 90+ downloadable tools!
Discounts available for bulk orders.
Two of Karin's Popular Workshops are on Video for Self-Paced PD
(M-1) Thinking Deeply? Or Just Working Harder?
Based on Module 1, A Local Assessment Toolkit
Use this self-facilitated workshop to learn on your own time or to support locally-designed workshops for your staff. The PD package includes Karin’s presentation with 2 hours of workshop video with UT educators, her PowerPoint presentation, and a facilitator guide with handouts, suggested “turn & talk” places with discussion points, and supplemental video links to spark collaborative discussions about rigor and deeper learning.
(M-3) Student Work to D-I-E For!
Based on Module 3, A Local Assessment Toolkit
For many years, Karin has used the acronym D-I-E to make the student work analysis process more meaningful: First Describe what you actually see/hear; next Interpret what the student does/does not understand as revealed in the evidence; and finally, Evaluate next steps based on your intended purpose (e.g., examining task quality, developing/refining the rubric, next steps for instruction, etc.). The PD package includes Karin’s presentation with 2 hours of video with VT educators, her PowerPoint presentation, and a facilitator guide with student work samples for analysis practice.