Assessing middle and high school mathematics and science : differentiating formative assessment

| November 22, 2010

Title: Assessing middle and high school mathematics and science : differentiating formative assessment
Author: Sheryn Spencer Waterman
Publisher: Eye on Education, Larchmont, N.Y.
Check it out: QA11.2 .W374 2010


From the Publisher: For middle and high school teachers of mathematics and science, this book is filled with examples of instructional strategies that address students’ readiness levels, interests, and learning preferences. It shows teachers how to formatively assess their students by addressing differentiated learning targets.

Included are detailed examples of differentiated formative assessment schedules, plus tips on how to collaborate with others to improve assessment processes. Teachers will learn how to adjust instruction for the whole class, for small groups, and for individuals.

They will also uncover step-by-step procedures for creating their own lessons infused with opportunities to formatively assess students who participate in differentiated learning activities.
About the author: Sheryn Spencer Waterman is currently an author and educational consultant who is also working on her Ph.D. in Teacher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her many accomplishments include “Teacher of the Year” in two schools. National Board Certification (1997, renewed 2007), Founding Fellow for the Teachers’ Network Leadership Institute, and member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teachers (NCCAT). She has written six books addressing differentiation of instructional practices and has been involved in many local, state, regional, and national projects that promote quality teaching.

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