RIGOR. CFN 211 Principals’ Conference January 24, 2014 Jean McKeon, Network Leader Kim Gori-Rizzo & Tracy Keane.
CFN 211 Principals’ Conference
January 24, 2014
Jean McKeon, Network Leader
Kim Gori-Rizzo & Tracy Keane
Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels.
(Blackburn, 2013)What is Rigor?
The Condition of College and Career Readiness has reinforced the lack of preparedness of middle school students as well as high school graduates for college and for the workforce.
Rigor is at the center of the standards, and much of the push for the standards came from a concern about the lack of rigor in many schools today.New Calls for Rigor
Increase the complexity of assignments from isolated facts to application of knowledge
Shift from a narrow, closed focus to a wider, more open-ended one by:
Formative Assessments are used to help a student and teacher adjust to improve learning
Three-Step Process of Formative Assessment