#1 Rigor exists when students engage in higher order thinking skills to solve problems in predictable and unpredictable situations.

#2 Rigor is defined as critically applying higher order thinking skills through relevant problem solving in predictable and unpredictable situations.

#3 Rigor requires students to exercise relevant higher order and critical thinking skills to create solutions and foster innovation in predictable and/or unpredictable interdisciplinary situations.

#4 Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he/she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels.

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  1. Please choose the definition from above that you feel best defines rigor.

  1. If you do not agree with any of the four definitions above please write your own definition below.