2nd Edition

Assessing Differentiated Student Products A Protocol for Development and Evaluation

By Julia L. Roberts, Tracy F. Inman Copyright 2015
    256 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    The second edition of Assessing Differentiated Student Products provides educators with tremendous opportunities to differentiate instruction and facilitate continuous progress for every student. This book provides teachers with everything needed to develop and assess products developed by students. The book includes a list of suggested products; more than 100 DAP tools that assess content, presentation, creativity, and reflection at three tier levels using a multilevel performance scale for a variety of products; and detailed information on how to use these tools in the classroom. By encouraging the use of varied products to demonstrate what students have learned, DAP tools engage children, motivate, have real-world connections, require high-level thinking and problem-solving skills, accommodate learning preferences, allow for self-expression and creativity, promote ownership and pride in one's work, and develop lifelong learners.

    Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Developing and Assessing Products Chapter 2: Products: Making Learning Real Chapter 3: The DAP Tool Chapter 4: Assessment and Differentiation Opportunities With the DAP Tool Chapter 5: Using the DAP Tool Chapter 6: DAP Tools, DAP Tools, and More DAP Tools Kinesthetic Products Board Game Dance Diorama Experiment Invention Mask Model Sculpture Service Learning Project Workshop Oral Products Debate Interview (Live) Interviewer Interview (Live) Interviewee Interview (Recorded) Monologue Oral Presentation Skit Speech (Oral) Storytelling Technical Products Blog Computer Graphic Computer Program Documentary Movie Podcast PowerPoint Prezi Vodcast Webpage Visual Products Cartoon Collage Graph Map Pamphlet Pie Chart Political Cartoon Poster Science Fair Exhibit Venn Diagram Written Products Document-Based Question Essay Interview (Written) Journal Letter (Business) Letter (Friendly) Poetry Research Paper Short Story Speech (Written Technical Report Chapter 7: Getting Started With the DAP Tool References . Appendix: Student Reflection Handout About the Authors


    Julia Link Roberts, Ph.D., is the Mahurin Professor in Gifted Studies and director and founder of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Roberts was named a Distinguished Professor at Western Kentucky University and was honored as the first recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children David W. Belin Advocacy Award.

    She was also named Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Studies and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    Tracy Ford Inman has devoted her career to meeting the needs of young people, especially those who are gifted and talented. She has taught at both the high school and collegiate levels, as well as in summer programs for gifted and talented youth. This Who's Who Among American Educators was a Kentucky Teacher of the Year semifinalist in 1992, and now serves as Associate Director of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    Inman has presented papers at both state and national levels and has been a writer and editor for The Challenge, an award-winning news magazine of The Center for Gifted Studies. At Western Kentucky University, she earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1986, secondary teacher certification in 1988, a master's degree in education in 1992, and an endorsement in gifted education in 2001.