Identify at least three (3) assessment strategies that you would use in a differentiated classroom. Provide a brief summary and reference link. Describe the strategies in terms of their usefulness to the content area you teach. Describe how feedback is provided to students in a differentiated setting.
The assessments that I have found to be among the better examples of those that were used in a class that incorporated differentiation were two that I designed with a colleague for a sixth grade introduction to foreign cultures class that was in essence a world language introductory class to encourage the 6th graders to select a foreign language to study as an elective in the 7th or8th grade. Students learned basic greeting, courtesies and numbers to 10 in several different world languages, which included French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese. In addition they were introduced to video, readings and language activities to give the students a broad overview the cultures of the languages studied. A major assessment component that was introduced at the beginning of each course rotation was the "passport" project which out lined key components that had to be included in the final project. Students were shown examples of exemplary past project so that they'd have a mental idea of what would be representative of high quality work. The project was differentiated in that it gave the highly artistic student a great deal of artistic license in their choice of a picture symbol for the culture i.e, the Eiffel Tower for France, a pretzel for Germany, a kimono or Japan or Matryoshka ...
Three (3) assessment strategies that you would use in a differentiated classroom are proposed.