Differentiated Assessment Links

Rick Stiggins Video on Assessment for Learning


Text Message Summarizing

Wiffiti - http://www.wiffiti.com

Poll Everywhere – http://polleverywhere.com


Polldaddy – http://www.polldaddy.com

Surveymonkey – http://www.surveymonkey.com/

Summarizing with Word Clouds or Webs

Class Wordle   http://www.wordle.net

Class Word Cloud with Tagxedo   http://www.tagxedo.com/

Inspiration – webbing & organizer ideas www.inspiration.com

Gliffy – Webs or Concepts Maps - http://www.gliffy.com/

Brainstorm Webs - Bubbl.us

Activating Background Knowledge

Prediction Guide - http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/Tools/Index.htm

Pre-Reading Notes – http://www.englishcompanion.com

Admission Slip – Entrance Ticket http://www.teachingwithpurpose.com/Admission%20Entrance%20Slip%20Template.pdf

Activating Strategies - http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/act/strategies/Activating.htm

Windshield Checks  -  http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/file/view/windshields_check.pdf

Random Name Checker – Fruit Machine – http://www.classtools.net

Team Formation Tools – Team Maker  - http://chir.ag/projects/team-maker/

Leading Change in Assessment Practices Article by Cassandra Erkens


Online tic-tac-toe games



Review Games

Flash Card Games - http://www.flashcardmachine.com

Secondary Review Games - http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/science/games.htm

Quiz hub  - http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm

PowerPoint Games - http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/Ppt-games/

Pete’s PowerPoint Station - http://pppst.com/

Math Games - http://www.mathbits.com/MathBits/PPT/powerpoint.htm

Games for Science Curriculum - http://www.csun.edu/science/ref/games/

Games, Quizzes & More for High School Language Arts - http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/english-hs.html

Games, Quizzes & More for High School Social Studies - http://jc-schools.net/TUTORIALS/TOOLS/SOCST-HS.HTML

Self Assessment

A Four-Stage Model for Teaching Student Self-Evaluation By Carol Rolheiser & John A. Ross

Google Forms for Student Self-Assessment Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZJVFiOIIMc

Self Assessment Rubric for Work Habits http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/teachers/kkangas/Conferences/work_habits_rubric.htm

Authentic Tasks

High School Examples of Authentic Tasks:

Online Project Based Learning Checklists – Very easy to general customizable checklists

Authentic Assessment Tasks for Secondary Social Studies


Andrade, H. (2008).  Self-assessment through rubrics. Educational Leadership, 65(4), 60-63.

Black, P. & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80 (2): 139-148. Retrieved January 7, 2011 from http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kbla9810.htm.

Brookhart, S.M. (2008). How to give effective feedback to your students. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Burke, K. (2010).  Balanced assessment: From formative to summative.  Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Costa, A. L. & Kallick, B. (2004). Assessment strategies for self-directed learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Fisher, D. & Frey, N. (2007). Checking for understanding: Formative assessment techniques for your classroom.  Alexandria: ASCD.

Greenstein, L. (2010). What teachers really need to know about formative assessment.  Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Guskey, T. (2008). The rest of the story: The power of formative assessment depends on how you use the results. Educational Leadership.  65(4), 28-35.

Heacox, D. (2009). Making differentiation a habit. Minneapolis, MN:  Free Spirit Publishing.

Keeley, P. (2008). Science formative assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Popham, W.J. (2004, November).  A game without winners.  Educational Leadership.  46-50.

Noonan, B. & Duncan, R. (2005). Peer and self-assessment in high schools. Practical Assessment Research & Evaluation,10(17).

Reeves, D. (Ed.) (2007). Ahead of the curve: The power of assessment to transform learning.  Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Ross, J. A. (2006). The reliability, validity, and utility of self-assessment. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation, 11(10).

Saphier, J. & Haley, M.A. (1993). Summarizers. Acton, MA: Research for Better Teaching, Inc.

Stefanakis, E.H. (2011). Differentiated assessment:  How to assess the learning potential of every student (Grades 6-12).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Stiggins, R. (2007). Assessment through student eyes. Educational Leadership, 64(8), 22-26.

Stiggins, R. (2006). Assessment for learning:  A key to motivation and achievement. Edge: Phi Delta Kappan.

Tomlinson, C. (2001). Grading for success. Educational Leadership, 58, 6: 12-15.

Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Wormeli, R. (2005) Summarization in any subject.  Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Wormeli, R. (2006) Fair isn’t always equal: Assessing and grading in the differentiated classroom. Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association.