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Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe


Jay McTighe has a varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a collaboration of school districts working to develop and share formative performance assessments and helped lead standards-based reforms at the Maryland State Department of Education. Prior to that, he helped lead Maryland’s standards-based reforms, including the development of performance-based statewide assessments.

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Articles by Jay
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Instructional Strategies
Developing Self-Directed Learners by Design
Jay McTighe & Catlin Tucker
7 months ago

Performance Tasks or Projects? Complementary Approaches for Student Engagement
Jay McTighe & John Larmer
1 year ago

5 Ideas for Developing Real-World Thinking Skills
Harvey F. Silver & Abigail L. Boutz et al.
1 year ago

How to Provide Better Feedback Through Rubrics
Jay McTighe & Tony Frontier
1 year ago
Blogs by Jay
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Back-to-School Lessons from an Education Giant
Jay McTighe
4 years ago

Seven Strategies for Supporting Student Learning in a Remote Environment
Jay McTighe & Giselle Martin-Kniep
3 years ago

Books by Jay

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The Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook (Print Book)


Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding (Print Book)


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