Rank & Reason: About

Rank & Reason
Rank & Reason is a tool that can be used for students to rank their answers to a given question. They practice skills around critical thinking, reasoning and justification and discussion and tend to take around one class period. It is best used for questions with no right answer where students are required to justify their choices with evidence and engage in discussions.

A selection of curated Rank & Reason lessons are available mapped to standards and covering engaging topics. Users can also create original Rank & Reasons.


First, students must rank possible answers to a given question:

Then students must provide a defense or reasoning for their ranking:

Finally, students have an opportunity to compare their thinking with their peers:



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