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Tiered Activities



What is Tiered Instruction?
Tiered instruction is a means of teaching one concept and meeting the different learning needs in a group.
It can be an:
  • assignment
  • lesson
  • strategy
Who is Tiered Instruction best for?
  • Lower leveled learners
  • On level learners
  • High leveled learners
  • EVERYONE
Why Tiered Instruction?
For Best Practices tiered instruction is fundamental because:
  • each student is appropriately challenged.
  • as opposed to focusing on learning differences the focus is on the concept.
  • it maximizes learning .
Process- What are the steps for Tiered Instruction
There are 5 major organizational points to tiering instruction:
  1. Choose a concept that students should know or understand and whether to tier according to readiness, interest, or learning profile.
  2. Assess student's profile, readiness, and interest.
  3. Create an activity or project that is clearly focused on the concept.
4. Adjust the activity to provide different levels of difficulty.
5. Match students to appropriate tiered assignment.

Here are some examples: examples
Here is how to assess before tiered instruction:
The most important assessment that takes place when using Tiered Instruction is the assessment used to create the different levels, groups, Scaffold, or tiers. There are many different steps one may take to pre-assess. Naturally, the high achievers are easier to assess than those below average students. When questioning whether a student is at grade level or below grade level you can use many different strategies:
  • Check back to see if the learner formal testing done.
  • Have your Learning Assistance assess your student.
  • Rely on former achievements in class.

How to Assess after using the Tiered Instruction Technique
The assessment of individual projects, etc. varies with each. You may choose some of the following assessment strategies and more: Rubrics, tests, checklists, contracts, self-evaluation, peer evaluation, or conferences.

Here is a link for resources:
resources

Note: Some students achieve high in formal testing, but are not performing to level in class. To help these students begin achieving success again, you may try a few different things:
  • Use student interest groups.
  • Allow student choice.
How to Assess after using the Tiered Instruction Technique
The assessment of individual projects, etc. varies with each. You may choose some of the following assessment strategies and more:




















  1. Adjust the activity to provide different levels of difficulty.
  2. Match students to appropriate tiered assignment.

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