Designing Culturally Responsive Assessments

As part of the Apple Distinguished Educator community, we have been asked to share our "One Best Thing." To that end, while I acknowledge I still have much to learn, I consider my one best thing is ensuring all learners have access to engaging content and valuable learning opportunities. Recently I published a peer-reviewed book chapter (attached) that articulates the components that contribute to designing culturally responsive assessments, a pedagogical practice that I believe is critical to the success of teaching for all. This research-based resource may be a lot to take in, so I created an abridged digital book (eBook) that highlights the most critical aspects of each of the principles of culturally responsive teaching and provided ways to use Apple technology for each.

Do you have ideas or resources that create an inclusive learning environment? What are some successful strategies and approaches you would like to share?



Feel free to post your ideas or thoughts in the comments, as I am always willing to update this resource to ensure it is current, relevant, and useful.


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Posted on January 31, 2024

Great idea Michael. I am working with two groups of teachers this year on on a project with a culturally responsive approach. I’d be happy to show you the results and materials that we are using throughout this project.

Posted on March 14, 2024

Thank you Michael for this outstanding and important research. I’m looking forward to your talk on March 26th!

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