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Senior Associate

Center for Assessment

HQ Phone: (603) 516-7900

Email: k***@***.org

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Center for Assessment

31 Mt. Vernon St.

Dover, New Hampshire 03820

United States

Company Description

The Center for Assessment, short for The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. (NCIEA), was founded to address the changes currently underway in assessment and accountability in the United States. The Center's mission is to c ... more

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Employment History

State Director for Gifted Education, A Program Evaluator for the Vermont Mathematics Project

NJ Department of Education

President

Educational Research in Action LLC

Education

Ph.D.

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Dr. Karin Hess Senior Associate - National Center for Assessment

Dr. Karin Hess, Senior Associate with the National Center for Assessment (NCIEA) since 2002, brings to our work over 30 years of deep experience in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has assisted more than a dozen states in major development of grade level expectations, revisions to state content standards, and in creating detailed assessment specifications aligned to content standards that are both educationally and technically sound. Dr. Hess is recognized nationally for her research and work with learning progressions and cognitive rigor. Dr. Hess is one of the principal architects of the Smarter Balanced Assessment design.
Most recently, her work has focused on development and alignment of educationally sound and accessible locally-based assessments; the use of content-based learning progressions for progress monitoring; and assessment practices that support improved achievement. In addition to 20+ years as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and K-12 school administrator, Dr. Hess has worked at the NJ Department of Education as state director for gifted education, a program evaluator for the Vermont Mathematics Project; as a content specialist for development of the Vermont state science assessment; and as the developer/editor of Science Exemplars performance assessments. She has authored and co-authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles on educational assessment issues.


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Dr. Karin Hess
Senior Associate
National Center for Assessment
Dr. Karin Hess, Senior Associate with the National Center for Assessment (NCIEA) since 2002, brings to our work over 30 years of deep experience in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has assisted more than a dozen states in major development of grade level expectations, revisions to state content standards, and in creating detailed assessment specifications aligned to content standards that are both educationally and technically sound. Dr. Hess is recognized nationally for her research and work with learning progressions and cognitive rigor. Dr. Hess is one of the principal architects of the Smarter Balanced Assessment design.
Most recently, her work has focused on development and alignment of educationally sound and accessible locally-based assessments; the use of content-based learning progressions for progress monitoring; and assessment practices that support improved achievement. In addition to 20+ years as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and K-12 school administrator, Dr. Hess has worked at the NJ Department of Education as state director for gifted education, a program evaluator for the Vermont Mathematics Project; as a content specialist for development of the Vermont state science assessment; and as the developer/editor of Science Exemplars performance assessments. She has authored and co-authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles on educational assessment issues.


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Session Description
Day 1: Guided practice for balancing cognitive rigor with strategic scaffolding in instruction and assessment
Part 1: Rigor for All Students Dispelling common misconceptions about rigor/Depth of Knowledge applied to instruction and assessment
The concept of "cognitive rigor" will be defined and some common misconceptions about Depth of Knowledge (DoK) will be dispelled. Karin will give an overview of how she developed the Cognitive Rigor Matrix (CRM) and how to use the matrix to analyze content-specific examples (grades K-12). Participants will explore how the CRM illustrates teachers and students' role shifts with deeper questioning, complex tasks, and strategic scaffolding.
Part 2: Developing High-Quality Assessments Applying assessment research and classroom-tested tools and strategies to develop or refine your high-quality assessments
Using an interactive format, Karin will guide participants as they examine:
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Karin will connect college and career-readiness research with assignment design, student-centered learning, and classroom-tested tools and strategies for developing and implementing high-quality assessments used to document progress across the school year across content areas.
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Throughout the two days, Karin will provide guided practice in using several of her PLC tools for designing and validating formative and performance assessments, analyzing student work, and coaching teachers.
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Karin Hess Karin Hess, Ph.D., is a senior associate at the National Center for Assessment and is recognized nationally for applying cognitive rigor and learning progressions in designing formative, interim, and performance assessments. She has over 30 years of deep experience in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has distinguished herself as a content and curriculum and assessment expert in multiple content areas and has effectively guided more than a dozen states in the development of grade level expectations and test specifications for general education and for alternate assessments for significantly cognitively disabled students. Karin facilitated Maine's early work in graduation exhibitions and Rhode Island's development and implementation of proficiency-based graduation requirements. Karin was a classroom teacher in New Jersey for 15 years, a district curriculum director, building principal, Title I director, and NJ state director of gifted education. She has also worked as a program evaluator for the Vermont Mathematics Project; as a content specialist for development of the New England Common Assessment Program for ELA, math, and science; and as member of several Vermont state-level committees.


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This guide, designed as a flip chart, was developed by Dr. Karin K. Hess for the Common Core Institute. It consolidates numerous tools educators use to implement Webb's Depth of Knowledge for curriculum and assessment and compares the levels to those of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. It also provides examples drawn from several classroom-tested DOK tools, including:

Hess' Cognitive Rigor Matrices for ELA-Social Studies, Writing, and Math-Science developed by Karin Hess at the Center for Assessment;

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