Importance of rigor in education: Should educational rigor be a national or local responsibility?
“No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) created a good deal of focus on curriculum, instruction, and accountability through high stakes testing. The Common Core Standards have extended the focus of curriculum. However, unlike NCLB the Common Core are not accepted by every state for inclusion in the curriculum. Discuss and articulate your position regarding educational rigor related to student assessment and accountability. Should educational rigor be a national or local responsibility? Support your ideas by providing examples that have been presented in your reading, from research, and/or through your course work.
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