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The Impact of Differentiated Instruction and Assessment
The Impact of Differentiated
Instruction and Assessment
EDU645: Learning & Assessment for the 21st
Dr. Kimberly Hall
How was the teacher able to assess for the ultimate goal
of students reading, writing, thinking, and speaking
critically about global topics?
Ms. Vagenas created a
Learning Menu. With this
learning menu she is able
to assess her 7th grade U.S.
History students using the
Learning Menu by
providing the students
with several options of
differentiated task to
How does her lesson show she is preparing her
students for multiple assessment types?
The Learning Menu is broken down into
three parts. First is the appetizer. When
the student is done it is checked and
graded. From this point they move on to
the entrée. She explains “once the
demonstrated they understand and
master the contact they then quiz out.”
Then they can move on to the desert.
The desert is the over view,
Mary Vagenas , Youtube
How does student choice play a part of
her differentiated instruction?
Share one new idea from this lesson
and how you could use it or modify it
for your own instruction
Pre-Kindergarten Learning to Read
Appetizer Learning to read with “at” words
Entrée Learning reading magic by adding a new letter to
the beginning of “at” to make a new word. Then how to put
the new words together to make a sentence.
Desert Make a book with the new words and sentences
or a reading sheet with traced words, pictures of key words
and a sentence they wrote, or cut and past words together
to form different sentences.
Teaching Channel. (2012). Differentiating with learning menus [Video file].
Retrieved from https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/differentiating-