Differentiated instruction example in Illinois school

by Bruce Kasanoff on November 9, 2009

(excerpt) Madison Elementary in Hinsdale, IL uses at least four diagnostic or standardized tests a year to detect student strengths and weaknesses so it can address them in “differentiated instruction.” A reading specialist works with small groups of struggling kids, and a gifted specialist joins classroom teachers in third, fourth and fifth grades to provide advanced math instruction to higher-scoring kids. Differentiated instruction has become popular statewide in recent years, but at Madison, it’s been a long-time practice — and one started by teachers, McMahon said. (read full article in Chicago Sun-Times…)

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