The evaluation of the relationship between the instruction provided and student characteristics (what they need) is lacking in existing instruments. After this trajectory, a comprehensive analysis was conducted, leading to the results presented in this paper. The teacher adapts the assignments and processes to the relevant differences between students, During my lessons, different students work on different tasks with a different level of difficulty, I adapt the pace of instruction to the needs of the students, Class time is used flexibly according to students’ needs – Class time is inflexible, By posing different questions, I can test understanding at various levels, Questioning is planned strategically and adjusted spontaneously, How difficult is: adapting classroom activities based on students’ interests, I adjust different types of practice to the needs of the students in the classroom (e.g., having a specific child complete exercises on the computer because this child learns more in this way), Teacher accommodated individual or subgroup differences, I regularly provide high-achieving students with additional instruction or guidance at their level, in a group, or individually, Step 2: Identify knowledge representations, Step 3: Apply focused knowledge elicitation methods, Semistructured interviews based on classroom observations in Step 1 (stimulated recall), Iterative qualitative analysis of data from observations, interviews, expert meeting with teachers, Step 5: Format results for intended application, At a later stage, the results will be used to design a teacher training program. Bosker (2005) adopted a broader approach, defining differentiation as adapting “aspects” of education (such as student grouping, learning goals, teaching time, or instructional strategy) to “differences” between students (primarily regarding performance and readiness, but also, for example, regarding intelligence, personality, or motivation). For this purpose, two groups of teachers described five authentic situations calling for teacher differentiation skills, sequencing them from simple to complex. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Assessing differentiation adequately will therefore require information from multiple sources, as well as much time and effort from skillful assessor(s). cPresent at the expert meeting, but not observed. Based on the sequence, an overview was made of the factors that make differentiation easier or more complex during a plenary discussion. (2) What kind of knowledge is required for differentiated instruction? First, a Action identification and human behavior, Ontwikkeling in de pedagogisch didactische vaardigheid van leraren in het basisonderwijs [The development of teachers’ pedagogical-didactical skills in primary education], Revisiting “Assessing professional competence: From methods to programmes.”, A model for programmatic assessment fit for purpose, Development and teaching of complex skills in invasive procedures, The development and use of a structured teacher observation scale to assess differentiated best practice, Developing Adaptive Teaching Competency through coaching, Differentiated instruction: Hong Kong prospective teachers’ teaching efficacy and beliefs, School Effectiveness and School Improvement. by Robi Kronberg. For each identified constituent skill, the question is always which skills are necessary for performing that particular skill (Van Merriënboer & Tjiam, 2013). The Burris Laboratory School outlines how teachers can reach all the students in their classrooms when they are academically diverse, have special needs, are ESL learners or have some combination of any or all of these factors. We argue that this statement holds for all aspects in which teachers can adapt instruction; the match between students’ needs and the adaptation is crucial to the real quality of the adaptation. Therefore, in practice, Steps 1 and 3 were partially performed simultaneously. This is in line with the work of Parsons et al. Summer DI Readings List: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners: Browse a bountiful reading list as you plan your garden of differentiated-instruction methods and strategies for the year. 0000000787 00000 n (Hess, 1999). In the retrieved studies, we mainly found instruments based on self-report regarding DI practice (Coubergs, Struyven, Vanthournout, & Engels, 2017; Prast, Van de Weijer-Bergsma, Kroesbergen, & Van Luit, 2015; Roy et al., 2013) and instruments for measuring the perceived difficulty of DI strategies (Gaitas & Alves Martins, 2017), teachers’ attitudes towards DI (Coubergs et al., 2017), and teacher self-efficacy regarding DI (Prast et al., 2015; Wan, 2016). For example, document analysis of teachers’ lesson period plans and lesson preparations could be used in combination with classroom observations and student perceptions in order to gain insight into the relation between the chronological phases of lessons (from lesson period preparation to lesson preparation and enacting the lesson-to-lesson evaluation) and the match between the teachers’ choices and their students’ needs. Due to the broad range of academic needs among students, teachers find themselves in a dilemma. Although the teacher deliberately planned instruction, (s)he stimulates students’ self-regulation towards meeting the goals and provides them with options and opportunities to choose from, but redirects when necessary. This allowed us to obtain more insight into their differentiation approaches and strategies, their reasoning, and the constituent skills required for differentiating. This is not an easy task; differentiated instruction (DI) is regarded as a complex teaching skill (Deunk, Doolaard, Smale-Jacobse, & Bosker, 2015; Van de Grift, Van der Wal, & Torenbeek, 2011). This was done by asking all subject-matter experts to identify those constituent skills that, in their opinion, were crucial for teachers to differentiate well. To enable the design of such an intervention, a clear definition of “quality” differentiated instruction is required. Theory suggests the practice of inclusion is congruent with social justice, but evidence suggests mixed results regarding academic … The following steps were performed: (1) collect preliminary knowledge, (2) identify knowledge representations, (3) apply focused knowledge elicitation methods, (4) analyze and verify data acquired, (5) format the results for the intended application. Although numerous CTAs have been conducted in a variety of contexts within different domains (Clark, Feldon, Van Merriënboer, Yates, & Early, 2008), a CTA of teacher behavior in primary education, as far as we know, is novel. 0000000938 00000 n This preparation enables the teacher to adequately address the differences between students during the lesson (Stage 3). Differentiated instruction (DI) is a system that provides students with different avenues for acquiring course content so that all the students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in … Cognitive task analysis is a technique used to identify, analyze, and structure the skills and knowledge used by experts during the performance of a complex task (Clark, 2014). CTAs are conducted in many other fields, for example, to collect input for designing computer systems, developing training programs, or developing assessment instruments (Schraagen, Chipman, & Shalin, 2000). For example, during the expert meeting with teachers, the researchers summarized and combined insights from the collaborating groups to immediately verify whether the information gathered was interpreted correctly. The reviewed instruments focus on “adapting instruction and activities”, and within this category we distinguished the adaptation of the following specific aspects: grouping, materials, assignments and tasks, pace and provided learning time, questions, classroom activities, and instruction. This study shows how a CTA can be conducted with respect to teacher skills, and how this can provide valuable information and insights for teacher professional development. To verify the results, it was assessed whether the factors mentioned by teachers in the general part of the interviews could also be grouped under these overarching factors – this proved to be the case. The first questionnaire was designed by Nelson, Ysseldyke, and Christ (2015), which included five items on differentiated instruction and the second by Chamberlin and Powers (2010), containing 14 items that were used to measure perceived differentiation in college mathematics. The first is referred to as curriculum: to enable differentiation, teachers should be subject-matter experts with sufficient pedagogical content knowledge, and they should be able to plan a sequence of learning tasks. R. B urcu K aniskan is a PhD student in the Educational Psychology Department, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut; e-mail: [email protected]. We therefore suggest the programmatic assessment approach (Van der Vleuten et al., 2012), which implies that expert judgement plays an important role and that multiple (low-stake) assessments can be aggregated to come to an overall decision. A subject-matter expert can indicate whether the selected instruction, content, materials, and strategies are accurate given the teacher’s goal in light of the identified student’s achievement, progress, and needs. These three activities are described below. Next to analyzing student work, a teacher gains insight into these kinds of instructional needs by observing students during class and by asking them questions. Figure 1. Thereafter, the skill hierarchy and the overview of the required knowledge were presented to subject-matter experts in the second expert meeting. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF DIFFERENT LEARNERS Tomlinson (2005), a leading expert in this field, defines differentiated instruction as a philosophy of teaching that is based on the premise that students learn best when their teachers accommodate the differences in their readiness levels, interests and learning profiles. This information was extended with the systematic approaches as described by the teachers during the expert meeting. Criteria for inclusion were that they were teaching in Grades 1 to 6 in regular primary schools (precluding Montessori, Jenaplan, and Dalton schools) in which regular mathematics textbooks were used. 0000101317 00000 n This list of complexity factors provides a basis for developing a professionalization trajectory (which will be done at a later stage in our project). Furthermore, the performance indicators showed that effective differentiation is not only complex due to the interrelatedness of these chronological phases, but also because the core of differentiation is in deliberate and accurate choices. Characteristics of these teachers are presented in Table 3. 0000003817 00000 n This relationship between the goals, students’ needs, and the provided instruction is reflected in the skill hierarchy. After each stage of data collection, data were analyzed and outcomes were used in the subsequent stage of data collection. Data collection and analysis were conducted iteratively in which each stage of data collection was followed by a (short) analysis providing input for the next stage. Differentiated instruction is a pedagogical-didactical approach that provides teachers with a starting point for meeting students' diverse learning needs. (2015) appear to relate to this match, it is unclear how the observer or teacher would be able to indicate the appropriateness of the adaptation(s). What differentiated instruction means. 0000002876 00000 n Differentiation skill hierarchy. We encourage educational researchers to conduct similar CTAs for other complex skills such as “ensuring a safe pedagogical climate” or “classroom management”. For that purpose, the present study followed the 4C/ID (four components instructional design) model by Van Merriënboer and Kirschner (2018). The sixth category consists mainly of general teaching dimensions. The first goal of this meeting was to make an inventory of differentiation complexity factors. To identify the factors influencing the complexity of differentiation, the list of complexity factors developed during the first expert meeting was used as the starting point. In addition to the expert teachers, 10 subject-matter experts were selected from the networks of the authors. bObserved, but not present at the expert meeting. Furthermore, triangulation was achieved by collecting data in various ways, consulting subject-matter experts from various backgrounds with differing perspectives, and by having the data analyzed by multiple researchers from different backgrounds. (2018), who found adaptive teaching in all phases of instruction, during planning, in the midst of teaching, and when reflecting on their instruction. To obtain insights into the practice and quality of differentiated instruction and to determine how providing DI could be trained and assessed in practice, the literature has been reviewed for instruments that researchers have used to measure the quality or degree of differentiation, as the construction of such instruments requires an explicit operationalization of teacher behavior. With what goal?”; “What are you doing with the information you obtain from X?”; “X happens, what did you do based on that?” (Vallacher & Wegner, 1987). Differentiating by Giving Choices The best way to differentiate instruction is to give students a choice in how they show their learning. Furthermore, in order to determine the deliberateness of the choices, teachers could be interviewed and a subject-matter expert could judge whether these choices are accurate given the achievement, progress, and instructional needs of the students. Finally, to our knowledge, this is the first cognitive task analysis conducted in the context of teacher skills for differentiation. The aim was to compose a group of experts with varying perspectives on differentiation. 0000007594 00000 n (2015) and Corno (2008), we can conclude that the operationalizations of differentiation in previous studies, although informative, do not provide much insight into the acting and reasoning of teachers who differentiate instruction well. On the one hand, this is about knowing their levels of achievement: the level at which they are and the problems they encounter when learning math. All interviews were recorded and transcribed. During the expert meetings, it was verified whether the interpretation of the data by the researchers was in line with the interpretations by the teachers and/or subject-matter experts. 0000001286 00000 n In these interviews, 3 to 10 lesson fragments were reviewed and discussed. 1.1 Key elements of differentiated instruction 1.1.1 Student readiness Theory and recent research support the position that teachers should consciously adjust curriculum and instruction in response to student readiness, interest, and learning profile. Differentiating instruction means that you observe and understand the differences and similarities among students and use this information to plan instruction. The CTA focused on the actions and reasoning of teachers exposed to real-life classroom situations requiring instructional differentiation. 1. The scores on these tests were determined on several DI dimensions. differentiated instruction have an impact on student achievement?” and “Are there components of differentiated instruction that have a greater impact on student achievement than others?” The study followed a mixed method design and consisted of two parts. O{ Horizontally adjacent constituent skills have a temporal relationship, implying that they can be performed subsequently, simultaneously, or in a random order. Furthermore, the essential knowledge and the factors influencing the complexity of differentiation were identified. As such, it would be desirable to design a professional development trajectory or redesign the teacher-training curriculum to enhance this skill in (beginning) teachers. No matter how you slice it, differentiated instruction is going to add to that workload, at least in the beginning. Tomlison (2001 cited in Hall, Strangman, & Meyer, 2003) states, differentiated instruction (DI) is a teaching theory based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual and diverse learners in classrooms. H�b```�U��� ce`a਀��dc���! The assessment of differentiation quality seems to require a combination of insights into students’ needs as well as a valid picture of the appropriateness of teachers’ actions to meet these needs. Differentiated instruction can be an essential component to the success of each student through the consistent application of its principles in the classroom by teachers. Parsons et al. The resulting codes were grouping, materials, assignments and tasks, pace and provided learning time, questions, classroom activities, and instruction. This thorough analysis of the cognition and behavior of expert teachers in practice provides rich insights into the knowledge and constituent skills needed to be able to adapt instruction to student differences. Our analysis of various instruments identified six overarching categories of skills. The indicators in the reviewed instruments for measuring DI mainly consist of descriptions of differentiation strategies that may be applied, such as grouping, adapting the pace of instruction, or varying assignments. However, the teacher also uses the acquired insights about students’ prior knowledge (e.g., during the introduction of the lesson) and the information (s)he continuously acquires by monitoring student progress (e.g., by asking questions and observing student behavior) in order to specifically match instruction with students’ estimated levels of achievement, prior knowledge, and/or level of understanding. The focus here was on how differentiation was performed in practice. For Step 4, analyzing and verifying the data acquired, we analyzed the data collected in Step 3 and subsequently verified this information in an expert meeting with other (subject-matter) experts. Lower level skills facilitate the learning and performance of the skills higher up in the hierarchy. The key to successful differentiation is not the application of strategies, but the actual adaptation of teaching to the thoroughly identified needs of all students. As is for the majority of primary school teachers in The Netherlands, these expert teachers taught mathematics based on instructional plans in which they describe the instructional approach they planned to follow for several ability groups (Inspectie van het Onderwijs, 2010). However, the level of complexity differs across situations. Research by the Dutch Inspectorate of Education (Inspectie van het Onderwijs, 2014, 2015a, 2015b) showed that teachers insufficiently adapt their instruction to student differences. Be sure to check out both referenced articles for detailed descriptions of their pros and cons of differentiated instruction. In order to depict this complexity, a cognitive task analysis (CTA) of the differentiation skill was performed. articles,, characteristics for learning (tomlinson, 2005b) and provide them with a method for academic improvement or written articles on differentiated instruction)?. The first goal was to verify the first version of the skill hierarchy and the complexity factors. The aim of this study was to gain further insight into how primary school teachers adapt their math instruction to student differences. However, items assessing this match explicitly are lacking. For assessing the quality of differentiation, a comprehensive set of assessment instruments can be developed that account for the complexity factors based on the skill hierarchy and the performance objectives. Since differentiated instruction requires the adaptation to student differences, the assessor ideally should be able to evaluate whether observed adaptations meet the needs of different learners. 57 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 59 /H [ 938 369 ] /L 160458 /E 114478 /N 13 /T 159200 >> endobj xref 57 22 0000000016 00000 n Finally, the quality of differentiation is highly dependent on the degree to which teachers make deliberate and adequate decisions when attempting to adapt to student needs. The sixth and final category consists mainly of general teaching quality dimensions such as creating a safe classroom climate and teaching relatively specific student skills such as critical-thinking or research strategies. This subject-matter knowledge, as briefly described in the Results section, might be the key to success. Such insight is required to measure differentiation as an aspect of teaching quality. In these objectives, the interrelatedness of all phases and skills became apparent. Table 1. These elements should therefore be included when designing training opportunities, especially for beginning teachers. A CTA leads to an integrative, coherent description of the prerequisites for performing professional tasks adequately (Van Merriënboer, 2010). Making a Difference Means Making It Different (2000), differentiated instruction can only truly occur if the teacher possesses a deep knowledge of the reading pro- cess, an understanding of the strengths and needs of her students, and the ability After all, teachers need this knowledge across all stages and teachers can probably not make the right decisions when they lack proper knowledge and deep insights on the subject they teach. In practice, numerous combinations of complexity factors are present. The skill hierarchy and required knowledge can be used in the development of a professional development trajectory or the redesign of teacher training curricula. Table 3. Carol Ann Tomlinson is a leader in the area of differentiated learning and professor of educational leadership, foundations, and policy at the University of Virginia. The representations refer to (a) a skill hierarchy in which all constituent skills and their mutual relationships are described, (b) an overview of the associated knowledge enabling teachers to execute these skills (cognitive strategies, mental models, and cognitive rules), and (c) factors related to complexity that are used to sequence differentiation tasks based on their complexity. (2018) even stated that adapting instruction is “a cornerstone of effective instruction” (p. 206) and “considered the gold standard teachers should strive for” (p. 206). The next CTA stage was an expert meeting involving seven of the nine expert teachers. The factors in this list were rather specific, and for this reason were coded axially (Mortelmans, 2007). The items we reviewed regarding the “curriculum” aspect are related to the constituent skills “critically study curriculum material” and “select material” and to required subject-matter knowledge. In order to obtain a clear picture of the concepts researchers focus on when measuring differentiation, we first studied the scales and factors (either predetermined subscales or factors based on factor analysis) as presented in the different studies. From. Cited by lists all citing articles based on Crossref citations.Articles with the Crossref icon will open in a new tab. During the lesson, teachers should monitor and diagnose student progress, and adapt instruction and activities accordingly. No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors. Characteristics of expert teachers at the time of the classroom observation. We use cookies to improve your website experience. People also read lists articles that other readers of this article have read. H��W�rۺ}�W���Ho��T�qۜ�&[�>�� � E� iǟ��E��ko �E�t. Three of these play a role prior to instruction: mastering the curriculum, identifying instructional needs, and setting challenging goals. This compromise is needed since an assessment such as the one described here would be unfeasible in terms of the required effort and costs. Professional development and the redesign of teacher training curricula therefore seems desirable. The design was Next, the subject-matter experts were consulted with the goal of verifying and expanding the data collected from teachers (Step 4 according to Clark et al., 2008). (2008) have been conducted in the present study. 0000003102 00000 n We can conclude that this is not an easy task. Roy, Guay, and Valois (2013) described differentiated instruction as “an approach by which teaching is varied and adapted to match students’ abilities using systematic procedures for academic progress monitoring and data-based decision-making” (p. 1187). trailer << /Size 79 /Info 56 0 R /Root 58 0 R /Prev 159190 /ID[<841149977944dafd311ecec982fca109><841149977944dafd311ecec982fca109>] >> startxref 0 %%EOF 58 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Pages 44 0 R /OpenAction [ 59 0 R /XYZ null null null ] /PageMode /UseNone /JT 55 0 R /PageLabels 42 0 R >> endobj 77 0 obj << /S 284 /L 355 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 78 0 R >> stream 0000001632 00000 n Furthermore, the relationship between those skills and differentiation could be investigated in more detail. Instruction is explicitly focused on reaching the (adjusted) lesson goal with the students at whom the instruction is aimed. This was done through classroom observation during mathematics lessons, followed by semistructured interviews (Step 3 according to Clark et al., 2008), and, after all observations and interviews had been conducted, a joint expert meeting was held with these teachers (Step 4 according to Clark et al., 2008). Here is a list of some key principles that form the foundation of differentiating instruction. All experts (both teachers and subject-matter experts) stressed the importance of “knowing your students”. 0000004386 00000 n Teachers describe their overall instructional approach in an instructional plan for this lesson period. The goal of this meeting was twofold. Tomlinson and Imbeau (2010) have stated that “the core of the classroom practice of differentiation is the modification of four curriculum-related elements – content, process, product, and affect – which are based on three categories of student needs and variances – readiness, interest, and learning profile” (p. 15). Ideally, teachers should not use a one-size-fits-all basis but differentiate instruction activities deliberately so that students receive instruction that matches their needs (George, 2005). The relatively more specific constituent skills at lower levels enable the learning and performing of skills higher up in the hierarchy. Within each of these stages, several constituent differentiation skills can be distinguished, as depicted in Figure 1. In Step 2, identifying knowledge representations, the format in which knowledge (as collected in Steps 3 and 4) will be represented is determined. With this set of instruments, the various constituent skills of differentiation may be assessed in different ways, and when a teacher appears to master a specific skill at a specific complexity level, this aspect might not need to be assessed again. These objectives specified the desired performance, including the integration and coordination of constituent skills. Differentiated instruction allows all students to access the same classroom curriculum by providing entry points, learning tasks, and outcomes that are tailored to students' needs (Hall, Strangman, & Meyer, 2003). All students learn in their own way, and they need to be able to show their individual skills and interests. Example items per category within “adapting instruction” scales. Scholar Commons Theses and Dissertations 2017 Differentiated Mathematics Instruction: An Action Research Study Melinda A. Cannon University of South Carolina Follow this and additional works at: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd Part of the Curriculum and Instruction Commons This Open Access Dissertation is brought to you by Scholar Commons. Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction: Student Engagement Data collection and analyses were carried out systematically, by means of member checking, that is, verifying the findings by presenting them to the participants in the study (Creswell & Miller, 2003; Stalmeijer, McNaughton, & Van Mook, 2014). We question whether these instruments truly capture the complexity of differentiation. For example, the constituent skill “determine student needs” is closely related to “identify instructional needs”, and “monitor and diagnose student progress” is related to “monitor progress and achievement”. (2015) stated: “the key of successful differentiation may not merely be placing students in groups but actually adapting the teaching to the needs of different ability groups” (p. 49). To assess the actual quality of the CTA methods and identified by Clark et al clear there! 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