Preassessment and reflection are essential components of defensible differentiation. After planning, preassessment data provide information to reveal students’ readiness and interests in the content while reflection highlights what has been learned and sparks questions for further learning. Preassessment and reflection are keys to making differentiation defensible!
Focusing on product assessment, this article highlights the DAP Tool (i.e., the Developing and Assessing Product Tool) as a protocol for assessing products.
What is advocacy? What goals do advocates for gifted education have? Who can advocate? What are important points to remember in order to enhance the effectiveness of advocacy?
products provide teachers with options for differentiating learning experiences based on student experience with the product, level of readiness with the content, and interest in both the content and the product choice.