Local Assessment Toolkit: Exploring Cognitive Rigor

Publication Date: 2011-01-13


As states and schools begin a transition to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, they will need to come to a shared agreement on what increased cognitive rigor really looks like for instruction, curriculum, and assessment. These materials have been used in several presentations since 2009, including a CCSSO presentation (June 2010) and with schools or school districts in NY City, WY, NE, WA, and AK. A paper, PowerPoint, and several templates are provided as workshop handouts.



Karin Hess

Publication Documents:

cognitiverigorpaper_KH12.pdf  (Size: 85 KB)

rigorpresentation_KH11.pdf  (Size: 61 KB)


Center for Assessment