Differentiation and Formative Assessment – D Wiliam

Aspects of Differentiated Instruction that are related to Classroom Formative Assessment

Aspects of differentiated instruction Formative Assessment?
Content Several elements and materials are used
Align tasks and objectives to learning goals
Instruction is concept focused and principle driven
Process Flexible grouping is consistently used
Classroom management benefits students and teachers
Products Initial and ongoing assessment of student readiness and growth
Students are active and responsible explorers
Vary expectations and requirements for student responses
Miscellaneous Clarify key concepts and generalisations
Use assessment as a teaching tool
Emphasise critical and creative thinking as a goal in lesson design
Engaging all learners is essential
Balance between teacher-assigned and student-selected tasks