This template was created for differentiated and tiered learning. It is designed for math assignments but could be tailored to other subjects.
My assignments are worth 10 points. A student can earn those 10 points using whatever combination of problems they would like. Each correctly solved question from Level 1 is worth 1 point. Each correctly solved question from Level 2 is worth 2 points. And each correctly solved question from Level 3 is worth 3 points.
Each assignment has six Level 1 questions which are DOK (Webb's Depth of Knowledge) Level 1. This is basic recall and reproduction. There are four Level 2 questions which are DOK 2. These questions are based on skills and concepts. Then there are three Level 3 questions that are either DOK 3 or 4. These require strategic or extended thinking.
I have found that students who struggle focus on completing all of the Level 1 questions and a couple Level 2. This helps them build the foundation necessary to continue learning in the class. But the students who are more accelerated tend to earn their points by doing less problems. This means that their chosen problems challenge them and enhance their learning. This is a perfect way to structure learning in a classroom of students with varying zones of proximal development.