What Research Says About . . . / Differentiated Learning

Today’s classrooms are filled with diverse learners who differ not only culturally and linguistically but also in their cognitive abilities, background knowledge, and learning preferences. Faced with such diversity, many schools are implementing differentiated instruction in an effort to effectively address all students’ learning needs. What We Know Researchers at the National Center on Accessing […]

Using Data to Differentiate Instruction

Kay Brimijoin Carol Ann Tomlinson In an age of standards, using assessment data to differentiate instruction is essential. At Redlands Elementary School, Ms. Martez’s 5th graders are studying the math concept of greatest common factor.1 Following an interactive lesson, students participate in a self-assessment procedure that Ms. Martez has created. Using a car windshield metaphor, she […]