Raise the level of rigor in your school and dramatically improve student learning with the tools in this book! In Rigor in Your School: A Toolkit for Leaders, Second Edition, each illuminating exercise is tailored to leaders looking to spread the word on rigor and beat the obstacles to achieving school-wide improvement. In this new edition, the authors answer more questions about common obstacles faced by principals, explore how technology can support rigor in your school, and provide additional information on collaborative tools for building a culture that supports rigor for all.

The tools in this book help you:

  • Assess where you are now
  • Evaluate and adjust curriculum
  • Design an advocacy plan
  • Ensure accountability with parents
  • Use your school's schedule to increase rigor
  • And more!

For both new and experienced leaders, you’ll find this easy-to-use toolkit full of practical templates and strategies to implement immediately. Many tools are available as free eResources from our website, www.routledge.com/ 9781138665293.

chapter 1|16 pages

Leadership for Increased Rigor

chapter 2|22 pages

Rigor, Research, and the Change Process

chapter 3|22 pages


chapter 4|18 pages

Ownership and Shared Vision

chapter 5|32 pages

Managing Data

chapter 6|26 pages

Professional Development

chapter 7|30 pages


chapter 8|24 pages

Shared Accountability

chapter 9|26 pages

Structures that Support Rigor

chapter 10|18 pages

Moving Forward for Growth

chapter 11|6 pages

Professional Development for Your Teachers