Describe what it means to change the outcome or product of a lesson, including the rationale for why this is important.
Scenario: You have noticed that your grade-level professional learning community (PLC) team teachers have been using primarily traditional assessments such as chapter tests and quizzes, criterion-referenced tests, districts benchmark tests, and unit tests to assess students. After reading about the importance of balanced and differentiated assessment, you decide to create a presentation for your PLC to inform them of ways to differentiate assessment to meet diverse student needs in your grade level.
Assignment: Create a presentation for your PLC to address the following points:
- Describe what it means to change the outcome or product of a lesson, including the rationale for why this is important.
- Discuss the changing entry points, including at least five strategies that could be used.
- Discuss changing exit points, including at least five strategies that could be used.
- Describe at least three possible assessments that could be used with a balanced approach to assessment (e.g., summative, formative, traditional assessments, student portfolios, or performance assessments).
- Describe how performance assessment can support student learning, including at least five examples of performance assessments that could be used for various subjects in a particular grade level