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ERIC Number: EJ1004552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Four Steps to Increasing Rigor in the Classroom
Blackburn, Barbara R.; Williamson, Ron
Leadership, v42 n4 p8-9 Mar-Apr 2013
Concern about rigor is not new, but its importance has been raised with the advent of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). However, the CCSS are only the beginning on a journey to increasing rigor in school. Equally important is the instructional rigor that supports the standards. Instructional rigor focuses on the how--what actually happens in the classroom when implementing the Common Core. Instructional 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. There are four steps principals can take to support a focus on increased rigor in the classroom and school. These four steps are discussed in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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