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Improving Instruction by Improving Assignments

Assignment Analysis Workshop -- a Method to Improve Instruction

"Students can do no better than the assignments they are given. And with new, high-level standards, that’s truer now than ever before. But what makes a high-quality assignment, and how do we know?"-Equity in Motion



March 13, 2017


Meeting Challenging Standards Takes Rigours Assignments--What are educators doing to improve assignments?

Throughout this workshop we will analyze classroom assignments using the “Literacy Assignment Analysis Guide.” The goal is to spark conversations around assignment engagement, rigor and expectations during the learning process. A Common Core-aligned assignment has essential features that this workshop will explore and promote a calibrated vision of instruction.

The research behind this workshop is grounded in The Education (Ed) Trust. The Ed Trust is a national non-profit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for low-income students.


You are encouraged to bring classroom assignments to this workshop, for relevant application to your district/school instruction. Expect to leave with an arrray of ideas to support your assignments.


Intended Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Counselors, Administrators



Register for the learning opportunity here!

Framework for Assignment Analysis Guide

Use this guide as a resource when analyzing sets of assignments across multiple days or weeks within your classroom, school, or district. It can also be used to call out important features to consider during the assignment formation process.


This workshop will take an in-depth look at this guide and modify as needed to meet the unique needs of each school.

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