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Differentiated Assessments: Alternative Ways to Assess All Students in your Classroom

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student have success within their own learning style.  This course is designed to help educators discover new ways to assess students from a variety of different learning styles. A focus on strategies for performing pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments as well as alternative assessments such as performance-based assessments, portfolios, presentations and more to give options for students to have success other than the traditional pen-and-paper assessment.  Classroom examples will be reviewed to help see how differentiated assessment can provide direction for improvement, promote confidence, and motivate students to do their best.  Participants will leave the course with a better understanding of assessment practices and a wealth of resources to effectively differentiate assessments in their classroom.

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice of alternative assessments (NBPTS 3,4,5)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective alternative design and implementation in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4,5)
  3. To analyze current alternative assessment instructional practices and methods in order to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4,5)
  4. To explore possible applications of alternative assessments in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4,5)
  5. To synthesize best practice alternative assessment research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4,5)


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Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

08/30/19 - 09/14/19
Lincoln-Way West High School
New Lenox, IL
Aug 30, 31, Sept 06, 07, 13, 14, 2019
Fri 4:00pm-9:00pm; Sat 8:00am-6:00pm
09/11/19 - 09/28/19
Libertyville Civic Center
Libertyville, IL
Sept 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 2019
Wed 4:30pm-9:30pm; Sat 8:00am-6:00pm