Alexandria, VA (09/11/2012)—ASCD has released Assignments Matter: Making the Connections That Help Students Meet Standards, written by seasoned teacher coach and curriculum design expert Eleanor Dougherty. This new professional development resource for educators is now available in e-book formats and in paperback.

"Assignments may well be the missing link in school reform efforts to improve student achievement," writes Dougherty. Pulling from more than a decade of work to make classroom instruction more effective and manageable, she sets out to guide classroom teachers and administrators through the process for crafting high-quality assignments.

Assignments Matter demystifies and streamlines assignment-making. In the book, Dougherty outlines...

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