Differentiating Instruction in a Standards-based Environment

Protheroe, Nancy
November 2007
Principal;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p36
The article focuses on the benefits and drawbacks of standards-based education and suggests tailoring education more for individual students. The success of differentiated instruction is noted to be difficult to measure but studies on effective teaching have validated the approach. Characteristics of the approach include an emphasis on student comprehension and basing assessment on "readiness and interests." Suggestions are made for how principals can implement such instruction in their schools.


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