The philosophy of differentiation includes structuring classrooms so that there are provisions for:
- Different ways to take in, work with, and learn information and different ways for students to show what they know;
- Different amounts of time to complete the work;
- Different approaches due to language acquisition and cultural differences;
- Different levels of thinking, readiness, skills, and/or ability;
- Different assignments for students in the same classroom; and
- Different means to assess what has been learned.