Activating Assessment for All Students

Differentiated Instruction and Information Methods in Math and Science

By (author) Mary Hamm, Dennis Adams

Paperback - £25.00

Publication date:

21 December 2012

Length of book:

128 pages

Publisher

R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781475801989

Hamm and Adams present models to help teachers identify student learning problems—recognizing when to re-teach, when to move ahead, and when to explain or give more examples. Activating Assessment for All Students takes all of these into account when it provides differentiated science/math methods and goes on to suggest ways that formative assessment practices can inform differentiated teaching, learning, and assessment. These methods promote success for more students by helping teachers develop informative assessment for lessons and related tools for reaching the varying levels of student competencies within their classes.

This book builds on the expanding knowledge of what works in classrooms and suggests approaches that can open up individual and group possibilities for science and mathematics instruction. It intends to help you answer the following questions:
* What is differentiated instructional assessment?
* How can I amplify the results of DI by using formative assessments?
* How might quality assessment tools (like portfolios) benefit all students?
* How will I know that differentiated formative assessment works?
Activating Assessment for All Students is a practical 'how-to' guide for teachers of mathematics and science. It details the connections among mathematics and science teaching, learning, and assessment. ... As educators, we know that assessment is much more than examination of student work. We also know that we must meet the needs of all students through differentiation. Activating Assessment for All Students supports our ability to make both a reality. The book comes with a dual recommendation for classroom teachers and professional development leaders. For the classroom teacher, it suggests ideas and structure for assessing and differentiating. For professional development leaders, it yields a good topic for a book study or action research project.