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Carol Ann Tomlinson & Tonya R. Moon
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Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. After discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment—pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment—and to grading and report cards. Readers learn how differentiation can
Throughout, Tomlinson and Moon emphasize the importance of maintaining a consistent focus on the essential knowledge, understandings, and skills that all students must acquire, no matter what their starting point.
Detailed scenarios illustrate how assessment differentiation can occur in three realms (student readiness, interest, and learning style or preference) and how it can improve assessment validity and reliability and decrease errors and teacher bias.
Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential.
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"Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom is a valuable resource for beginning and veteran teachers, in general and special education, in K–12 and university settings. It's a book best read once then revisited periodically, ideally as part of a professional learning community's continuous improvement work."
—Dr. Fran Loose, MiddleWeb
CAROL ANN TOMLINSON was a classroom teacher for 21 years, working with high school, preschool, and middle school students, as well as administering district programs for struggling and advanced learners. She was named Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974. She is currently on the faculty at the University of Virginia, where she is William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor; Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy; and Co-Director of the University’s Institutes on Academic Diversity. Carol was named Outstanding Professor at the university’s Curry School of Education in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. Her books on differentiated instruction are available in 13 languages. She works with teachers in the United States and internationally to develop classrooms that provide effective instruction for academically diverse student populations.
TONYA R. MOON is a professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Her specializations are in the areas of educational measurement, research, and evaluation, and she works with educational institutions nationally and internationally on issues associated with educational assessments. She also works with school districts and schools on using better assessment techniques for improving instruction and student learning. In addition to her research and teaching responsibilities, she is the Chair of the University’s Institutional Review Board for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
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