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ERIC Number: EJ858815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Academic Rigor: Reaching Consensus
Kinney, Patti
Principal Leadership, v10 n2 p56-58 Oct 2009
Putting semantics aside, today's reality is that schools are expected to be places of rigorous learning and there should be no question that every student needs to be academically challenged. The problem is that most schools have not taken the time to define what is meant by "rigor" and to clarify how it will be recognized when it is in place...and if the adults in the school are not exactly sure what it means, how can students be expected to meet its challenges? How can a school begin a conversation about defining and observing rigor? During "Breaking Ranks II" and "Breaking Ranks in the Middle" trainings, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) uses a process that helps schools begin the conversations. This article outlines this process which is designed to start the conversations about academic rigor at the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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