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rigour

(US), rigor
Maths Logic logical validity or accuracy
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As small private colleges debate their purposes of education for its own sake versus career preparation, this section provides evidence that academic rigor, particularly with developing critical thinking abilities, may lead to success in outcomes.
How much do we value academic rigor and student effort in post-secondary education in this country?
They emphasize personal, institutional, and professional equity, focusing on the culture component of an equity framework that also involves practice and leadership, and these characteristics: expectations of high achievement, academic rigor, the relevancy of instruction and curriculum, and positive relationships in the school culture.
But it also cuts down on educators' ability to track a student's progress - and, some say, lowers standards, academic rigor and expectations.
While the AEE's definition outlines a philosophy, it fails to address the means by which to guarantee and assess the academic rigor of the experience.
For instance, the resume for James Smith (see Table 1) was designed so that the candidate was traditionally certified and strong in academic rigor. Specifically, the resume for James Smith consisted of having a high grade point average, being a Truman Scholar finalist, and serving on the Dean's List.
Against this backdrop, the College Board has recently developed a measure of academic rigor, termed the Academic Rigor Index (ARI), for the purpose of examining how well a student is prepared for college study both within and across broad content domains (Wiley, Wyatt, & Camara, 2010).
It also integrates a high level of academic rigor which will prepare them well for the future," says Moe Hickey, president of the Park City Board of Education.
The country is going through another periodic national groan in which politicians call for more academic rigor in the math classrooms.
The trustees and faculty all agreed academic rigor was paramount, but to expect a student who has struggled to instinctively adapt was unrealistic.
They don't view education as a necessary investment to sustain economic growth, and they simply don't believe that the federal government has a key role to play in encouraging states to pursue educational innovation and academic rigor."
How did HISD boost the level of academic rigor in a district where 80 percent of students come from low-income families in such a short period of time?

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