Using Data to Differentiate Small Groups

Focus Area: Formative Assessment and Differentiation


Phase: Targeted Support

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Differentiation allows teachers to create spaces for all students to master learning targets, but finding time and space to plan for all student needs can be a major challenge. Using data to drive differentiated grouping can be a sustainable way to provide varied and targeted learning experiences. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, participants will explore how to differentiate students’ learning experiences by using data to group students strategically.

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This workshop is designed for teachers and coaches who want to build understanding around how to differentiate students’ learning experiences by using data to strategically group students. This session would be a good fit for any educator, whether they are just beginning to transition to more formative assessment in their classroom, or they are more experienced and want to build ideas around transferring more ownership to their students.


I differentiate the material I present to students in instruction.

Learning Experience

  • Define how to differentiate learning through the use of strategic grouping
  • Explore key strategies, models, and tools for grouping students based on data
  • Build a plan for a group task based on data