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?
Mary Hamm is a professor of science and mathematics at San Francisco State University. She has published more than ten books and eighty journal articles on these topics. Dennis Adams is an educational consultant who has taught classes at McGill University in Montreal. He is author of more than twelve books and a hundred journal articles on various educational topics.
Chapter 1 Instructional Assessment: Using Formative Assessment and Differentiated Instruction to Improve Learning Chapter 2 Integrated Performance Assessments: Portfolios and Other Methods for Assessing Differentiated Learning Chapter 3 Science Instruction: Collaborative Inquiry, Assessment, and the Differentiated Classroom Chapter 4 Differentiated Math Instruction: Problem-Solving and Assessment in the Math Classroom Chapter 5 Lesson Plans for Science and Math: Informative Assessment and Adjusting the Teaching/Learning Process