Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All

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Corwin Press, 2005 - Education - 216 pages
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'Differentiated Assessment Strategies is a bible for assessment strategies that you will keep nearby for easy reference in planning and implementing classroom assessment. The use of this book will take away the mystery on how to guide and monitor students' performances.' - from the Foreword by Marti Richardson, NSDC Past President

Assessment is an essential component of differentiated teaching. Assessing students before, during, and after teaching allows you to choose the appropriate tools and strategies to improve student performance and help students take responsibility for their own learning.

Packed with tools, surveys, checklists, questionnaires, assignments, organizers, guidelines, and rubrics, Differentiated Assessment Strategies addresses learners of all types and levels, including mainstream, special needs, and gifted students. In addition to learning about the latest research, you'll become skilled in new assessment techniques that provide immediate feedback. Chapman and King provide ready-to-use tools to:

- Evaluate and activate students' prior knowledge

- Transform homework into rich learning opportunities

- Draw higher order thinking from ALL students

- Assess learning to offer feedback to students

- Assess learner preferences, as well as cognitive styles and multiple intelligences

- Determine student comprehension and requirements for reteaching

- Build students' metacognitive power to self-assess their own learning.

In true Chapman & King style, the strategies are lively, energizing, easy to use, fun and classroom-friendly.

Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Carolyn has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is co-author with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.

Rita King is an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Middle Tennessee State University. She has over 20 years of teacher-training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of the university's teacher-training program in the laboratory school. Rita's training sessions for teachers, administrators and parents on local, state and international levels cover multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success.

 

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Brilliant. Cover to cover, King and Chapman go in-depth in the sort of caring, far-sighted formative assessment that seeks to grow students. Real growth for all students.

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Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.

Rita King has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of Middle Tennessee State University's teacher training program in the laboratory school. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the university. She now consults internationally in the areas of multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success. She is the coauthor of Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All.

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