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5 myths about rigor and the Common Core

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The Common Core has been a hot topic for quite some time now. Unfortunately, many of the rumblings are based in misunderstandings or vague interpretations of what the standards actually are.

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Rigor is one of those widely discussed issues inherent within the Common Core. The term "rigor" has been used in a variety of ways, and as a result many myths have emerged. Rigor is not a negative thing. In fact, who would argue raising the bar for our students? After all, we are preparing our students to compete and be successful in a global economy, right?

The following is a list of the most common myths discussed around what rigor looks like in a Common Core classroom, as well as the realities associated with each, compiled from Middle Web. Click on "view all photos" to read through the list.

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