ERIC Number: ED539205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Rigorous Schools and Classrooms. Research into Practice
Education Partnerships, Inc.
The discussion about rigor is not new. Ever since the release of A Nation at Risk (1983) the debate about the quality of American schools has continued. Adoption of No Child Left Behind (2001) raised the debate to a new level. For the first time schools were held accountable for the achievement of every child, not just the most capable. Across the nation the 3 R's--Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships--are almost universally accepted as necessary characteristics of schools. This three-part approach captures the importance of high expectations complemented by equally high levels of support for student success. These parts are: (1) Expecting Students to Learn at High Levels; (2) Supporting Students to Learn at High Levels; and (3) Ensuring Students Demonstrate Learning at High Levels. A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Legislation, Accountability, Difficulty Level, Academic Achievement, Relevance (Education), Teacher Expectations of Students, Academic Support Services, Educational Quality, Academic Failure
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001