The following organizations provide training or information on creating challenging assignments for students and analyzing student work:
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Looking at Student Work
This web site provides explanations, resources and examples.
In Providence, R.I., (401) 863-7990
Chicago Annenberg Challenge
“Throwing Down the Gauntlet: How Quality Curriculum Challenges Students”
This collection of five essays by educators describes quality assignments used in classrooms and how they worked.
Contact: Chryssa Atkinson
Consortium on Chicago School Research
A copy of its study on the quality of intellectual work in selected Chicago public schools can be ordered through this web site.
Provides in-school training and support.
Contact: John Simmons
Small Schools Workshop
Contact: Steven Strull
Teachers Task Force
Provides workshops and in-school support.
Contact: RaeLynne Toperoff