Rigor/Relevance Framework: Quadrant D/Assessments
The Rigor/Relevance Framework was created Bill Dagget, who is recognized around the world for his leadership in education. The RR Framework is an educational tool based on the two dimensions of higher standards and student achievement
There are four quadrants as shown in the corresponding image: A, B, C, and D. Each is labeled with a world which charaterized student learning in that quadrant.
A- Acquisition (Teacher Work)
B- Application (Student Work)
C- Assimilation (Student Think)
D- Adaptation (Student Think and Work)
Quadrant D activities are activities in which roles have shifted from teacher-centered instruction to student-centered learning. “D” requires students to thoroughly understand the standard as well as understand and conceptualize relevant applications.
At South Meadow Middle School we are making an effort to open up another realm of learning by using Quadrant D activities. They are used to actively engage students, and to challenge students make meaningful connections to the lesson, and to show commitment and enthusiasm to their work.
Thus far in my teaching experiences, I have found that I am at my best when I keep myself inspired. Staying both current and connected with what others are doing in the field. Many of my lessons and assessments are derived from that of conversation, research, and my creativity.
Throughout the Quadrant D/Assessments realm of the site you will find many activities some simple some more complex that I have found to be effective in my teachings.
Examples of Student Activities:
Writing to Learn
Create a Brochure
Technology (any time/independent learning)