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Assessing Middle and High School Social Studies & English
Differentiating Formative Assessment

ISBN 9781596671539
Published April 22, 2010 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

For middle and high school teachers teachers of social studies and English, this book is filled with examples of instructional strategies that address students’ readiness levels, interests, and learning preferences. It shows teachers how to formatively assess their students by addressing differentiated learning targets.

Included are detailed examples of differentiated formative assessment schedules plus tips on how to collaborate with others to improve assessment processes. Teachers will learn how to adjust instruction for the whole class, for small groups, and for individuals. They will also uncover step-by-step procedures for creating their own lessons infused with opportunities to formatively assess students who participate in differentiated learning activities.

Table of Contents

Meet the Author
1. Differentiating Formative Assessment
What is Differentiation?
Why Differentiate Assessment?
How Can We Link Assessment that Teachers Differentiate with Theories of Learning?
2. Mastery-Based Differentiated Formative Assessments
New American Lecture
Direct Instruction
Graduated Difficulty
3. Understanding-Based Differentiated Formative Assessments
Compare and Contrast
Reading for Meaning
Concept Attainment
Problem-Based Learning
4. Self-Expressive-Based Differentiated Formative Assessments
Inductive Learning
Metaphorical Expression
Pattern Maker
5. Interpersonal-Based Differentiated Formative Assessments
Reciprocal Learning
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
6. Four Style Differentiated Formative Assessments
Window Notes
Circle of Knowledge/Seminar
Do You Hear What I Hear?

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