A Plan for Assessing and Increasing Academic Rigor in School A central focus of schools today is to have rigorous academic programs. In order to increase “academic rigor” in a school, the school’s leadership team and faculty must have a clear definition as to the meaning of “academic rigor”. Once this has been clearly defined, the faculty and staff can work together to implement this definition. Then, school leaders will be able to assess the implementation of this definition. If I were responsible to define academic rigor in my school, I would suggest the following definition as a possible working definition. “Academic rigor means challenging each student to reach his/her highest possible academic achievement level in each grade level by supplying each student with the necessary knowledge and tools.” I would set the bar for minimum acceptable performance very high in order to create a culture of excellence, rather than mediocrity, in my school. How does one assess this? Much research has been discussed in this course about the different varying methods of effective instruction and assessment. I would follow what the current research says about “good instruction” to determine how to create an effective assessment of whether or not teachers were incorporating the definition of academic rigor into their classes. I would likely use a combination of a criterion-referenced and self-referenced evaluation models in order to provide clear guidelines for the…
What are Student Growth Objectives (SGO)?
According to the NJDOE, “Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) are academic goals for groups of
students that are aligned to state standards and can be tracked using objective measures.”
SGOs should be developed using a comprehensive collection of available student data, and
created to be rigorous, yet attainable. Assessments used to measure SGOs can include national
standardized tests; statewide assessments; or locally-developed measures such as tests,
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expected. This is due to an increase moral character violations, drug-use, and in an increase in who are both overweight and overfat. In addition while the over the past 100 years, Americans' mean IQ has been on a slow but steady climb, American high school students who took the SAT showed a sharp decline in their average performance.
Overweight and overfat individuals roughly doubled for men and more than tripled for women between 1959-62 and 2007-08. As of 2007-08, 5.7 million men (11.70%) and 16…
DEGREE OF PRACTICAL WISDOM:
THE RATIO OF EDUCATIONAL DEBT TO INCOME AS A
BASIC MEASUREMENT OF LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES’
Jim Chen †
Some people, short of money, have set upon new paths and
saddled themselves with new debts. For the need to make a living is
the root of all education.
The new gospel of higher education in America is return on
investment. Why do most students attend law school? We know
the standard answers. Most of us have written them: To advance
justice. To serve the underprivileged…