Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All

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Corwin Press, 2012 - Education - 199 pages

Boost student achievement with easy-to-use formative assessment tools

This new version of the bestseller provides research-based and practical formative assessment tools, strategies, and activities that simplify the process of identifying students’ strengths and needs. Updated features include a new chapter on exciting ways to engage learners in self-assessment; more tools for assessing before, after, and during learning; and approaches to help students take ownership of their own learning. The authors give teachers:

  • Strategies for all grade levels and content areas
  • Tools for interpreting ongoing assessment data for immediate intervention and planning
  • Methods for determining learner preferences, cognitive styles, and multiple intelligences
  • Tips for establishing a positive environment for assessment

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Chapter 2 Bringing Research and Best Practices to Differentiated Formative Assessment
Chapter 3 Creating a Climate for Formative Assessment
Chapter 4 Knowing the Learner
Chapter 5 Exploring SelfAssessment
Chapter 6 Formative Assessment Before the Learning
Chapter 7 Formative Assessment During the Learning
Chapter 8 Formative Assessment After the Learning
Chapter 9 Differentiating Summative Assessments
Chapter 10 Assessment for Differentiated Instruction and Flexible Grouping
Chapter 11 Differentiated Instructional Planning Models
Chapter 12 Planning for Differentiated Assessment

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About the author (2012)

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

Rita King has more than 29 years of teacher training expereince and adminsitrative experiences 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 Leadershop at the university. She 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 Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Diffentiated Assessment Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.

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