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Assessment and Differentiation
October 24, 2013 | Volume 9 | Issue 2
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How Differentiation and Assessment Work at Forest Lake Elementary
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At Forest Lake Elementary in Columbia, S.C., early and frequent formative assessments help teachers (and students) continually check the students' progress toward learning goals. Feedback from formative assessments—often delivered or supported by technology—help Forest Lake teachers group student and design activities, groupings, and further assessments that meet students at their level of need.
Forest Lake's IPAC (Individualize, Personalized, Authentic, and Collaborative) model for learning allows students to demonstrate knowledge and skills through a variety of assessment tasks. These assessments show that, although the product or medium for performance may differ, students can be held to the same content standards with differentiated assessments. Learn more about differentiation at Forest Lake at Edutopia.org.
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