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Analyzing Assignments for Rigor and Equity - Register now

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Assignments play a critical role in determining the degree to which students are being fully prepared for college and careers. Assignments also offer a window into instruction, teacher expectations of their students, how teachers understand their standards, and how students interact with the curriculum. Research from Ed Trust has revealed that nearly two decades after many states have adopted higher rigor standards, students continue to be given assignments far below the rigor demanded to be successful in college and careers. This webinar will begin a review of recent research on the quality of assignments and provide an overview of a framework for participants to analyze assignments in their schools and districts.

Participants will learn:

  • Why analyzing assignments is an important lever in uncovering opportunities for raising teacher expectations for students;
  • ​How analyzing assignments can serve as a lever for uncovering academic inequities; and
  • How analyzing assignments can reveal knowledge around what teachers know about standards and curriculum.


Tanji headshot 2Tanji Reed Marshall, Education Trust

Tanji works on Ed Trust’s Equity in Motion practice team focused on literacy assignment analysis work. Before joining Ed Trust, Tanji worked in the Office of Academic Programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to prepare the school of education’s accreditation with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Tanji holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on teacher practice with high-achieving African American students, from Virginia Tech; a master’s degree in English education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College.

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