Great quote from ASCD's 2012 conference. Image links to my blog post summary about what I learned in the conference sessions.
As new national science standards rapidly approach, with promise of increased rigor, districts, schools, teachers, and students brace themselves for uncharted waters. To stay afloat, there are several ways educators can chart the course for smooth sailing while preparing for yearly assessments in science.
Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word $26.32
raising the rigor of learning centers
Rigor and expectations in education article
Rigor... it's what's at our school