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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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Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment

Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Online
Jan 06 - Mar 01, 2020

04/06/20 - 05/03/20 Online
Apr 06 - May 03, 2020

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

01/24/20 - 02/08/20
Lincoln-Way West High School
New Lenox, IL
Jan 24, 25, 31, Feb 01, 07, 08, 2020
Fri 4:00-9:00pm; Sat 8:00am-6:00pm

04/13/20 - 05/04/20
Benjamin Elementary School
Bloomington, IL
Apr 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, May 04, 2020
Mon 4:00-9:00pm; Thur 4:00-9:00pm; Sat 8:00am-1:00pm