RIGOR “….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)
HOW DO WE RAISE RIGOR? R aise the level of content I ncrease complexity G ive appropriate support and guidance O pen your focus R aise expectations Barbara Blackburn
READ FOR RIGOR 1.In your content groups, draw a grade band literacy standard. 2.Read the standard as it progresses from 6 th to 12 th grade. 3.Identify the increases in rigor. 4.Discuss how a teacher might plan for the specified level of rigor at his or her grade level.