The National Association for Gifted Children has provided national standards for
Pre-K through Grade 12 Programming Standards in Gifted Education. Standard 2, Assessment,
notes that "Students with gifts and talents demonstrate advanced and complex learning
as a result of using multiple, appropriate, and ongoing assessments." Pre-, formative,
and post-assessments are all important when providing appropriate programming for
high-ability learners, but as Rick Wormeli has noted: "Differentiated instruction
is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students?
What's both fair and leads to real student learning?" Following the Webinar, those
who enroll in the workshop will focus on readings from Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't
Always Equal (required for workshop).