How do we differentiate assessments? We must remember, the assessment goal of Universal Design for Learning is to allow students multiple means of representation. I have included a quiz (which could double as an entry/exit pass), an entry/exti pass or discussion kick off, and a final assessment project how to. Using a variety of assessments is key to allowing students to activate and explain their knowledge in a variety of ways.
Entry/Exit Pass Or Quiz
The above image is a screencap of a Google Forms quiz I created for the Civil War Unit. In this unit, a Google Form could be used for an Entrance/Exit Pass or a Quiz. I loved Google Forms because they are easy to make, green, and you can view the responses as they come in, making it ideal for digital entry/exit passes. View the actual quiz here: https://goo.gl/forms/RoeqoAnFgvWhnSLn1
End Of Civil War Group Work
Click here to view the final in-class group worksheet for this unit. By the end of the unit, students are expected to know a majority of this information, but their computers will be available to them to research any of the answers.
Padlet is an excellent resource for a quick class assessment, such as an entry/exit pass or a kick-off for class discussions. I like to project it up onto my whiteboard and then ask the students to take a few minutes to respond to the prompt. It gives students a chance to answer in their own words, and see their responses and their peer's responses as a visual on the board. The embarrassment factor is eliminated while offering yet another means of expression for the students.
Click here to view a sample Padlet entry pass/discussion kick off.
Final Assessment How To
Click here to view the rubric for the final project.