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Differentiated Assessment Strategies

One Tool Doesn't Fit All
Second Edition
By: Carolyn Chapman, Rita King

This revised version of a bestseller provides the ready-to-use assessment strategies foundational to differentiating instruction. Includes surveys, checklists, sample assignments, graphic organizers, and rubrics.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412996648
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 216
  • Publication date: October 18, 2012

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

In this second edition of the bestseller, the authors provide 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, during, and after learning; and approaches to help students take ownership of their own learning. Differentiated Assessment Strategies gives teachers:

  • Formative assessment strategies for all grade levels and content areas
  • Tools for interpreting ongoing assessment data for immediate intervention and planning
  • Assessment strategies that provide immediate feedback to teachers and learners
  • Methods for determining learner preferences, cognitive styles, and multiple intelligences
  • Tips for establishing a positive environment for assessment

Included are surveys, checklists, questionnaires, assignments, graphic organizers, portfolio work samples, rubrics, and more. These user-friendly tools are valuable for assessing all students, informing instruction, and accommodating learners' individual needs. The final chapter pulls it all together and shows how to integrate formative assessment to improve student achievement.

Key features

  • By best-selling author Carolyn Chapman
  • By charismatic trainers Carolyn Chapman & Rita King
  • Easy-to-use assessment strategies for before, during, and after instruction
  • Appropriate for all K-12 learners, from special needs through gifted and talented
  • Includes surveys, checklists, questionnaires, assignments, graphic organizers, portfolio work samples, rubrics, and more.



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Carolyn Chapman

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

Rita King has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience 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 Leadership at the university. She now 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 Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Authors

1. One Tool Doesn't Fit All: Introduction

What Is Differentiated Assessment?

Analyzing Your View of Differentiated Assessment

Building the Toolbox to "Zap the Gaps"

Assessment in the Age of Accountability

What Is the Teacher's Role in Differentiated Assessment?

Opening the Toolbox

2. Bringing Research and Best Practices to Differentiated Formative Assessment

Processing Information and Memory

Why Students Forget and Why They Remember

Assist the Brain in Memory Processing

Develop Intelligent Behaviors for Assessment

Authentic Assessment

Performance Feedback

3. Creating a Climate for Formative Assessment

The Affective Domain and Assessment


Emotional Intelligence


Motivation for Assessment

The Physical Environment

Setting Climate Goals

4. Knowing the Learner

Information Gathering

Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory

Exploring Goleman and Sternberg

More Ways to View Learners

Through Animals' Eyes

Performance Level Titles for the Assessed Learner


5. Exploring Self-Assessment

What Is Self-Assessment?

What Is Self-Talk?

Self-Talk for Task Assessment

Teaching Self-Assessment

Why Is It Important to Teach Learners How to Self Assess?

Self-Checking Techniques for Assessment

Assess On-Task Behaviors


6. Formative Assessment Before the Learning

Personalize Instructional Planning

Engaging Students Before the Learning


7. Formative Assessment During the Learning

Formative Assessment Tools to Use During the Learning


8. Formative Assessment After the Learning

Assessment Tools: After the Learning

Bloom's Taxonomy for Comprehension Assessment


9. Differentiating Summative Assessments

How Can Standardized Assessments Be Differentiated?

Create a Positive Testing Environment

Give Effective Directions

Teach Test-Taking Skills



10. Assessment for Differentiated Instruction and Flexible Grouping

Using Technology for Assessment

Assessment Cubing

Choice Boards

Assessment Agendas

Station, Centers, and Learning Zones for Assessment

Assessment for Flexible Grouping

Evaluating Group Work

Group Discussion: Assessment

Troubleshooting Tools for Group Assessment


11. Differentiated Instructional Planning Models

Adjustable Assignment Model

Curriculum Compacting Model

Academic Contract Model

Project-Based Model

Problem-Based Model


12. Planning for Differentiated Assessment

Step Up to Formative Assessment Planning

Content, Process, Product, and Learning Disposition Assessment

Essential Questions for Planning

Assess the Assessment Tool

Teaching Assessment Strategies

Effective Differentiated Assessment Practices

Generate Change for Differentiated Formative Assessment







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