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, 2008).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Primer of Resources on Rigor

The Hechinger Institute’s report, “Understanding and Reporting on Academic Rigor”was released on June 3, 2009, the 28-page report offers journalists an objective primer on the concept of rigor in education. I'm referenced in several places in the report.

The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media is an effort built out of the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. Launched in 1996, the institute has since hosted 63 informational seminars for members of the media who cover educational topics.

Click here to read the full report.

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