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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. H.O.T. Questions

1.1. Opening

1.1.1. Guided Closing 1. What is the main message of this book? 2. What is something that you have learned by reading this book? 1. What do you think will happen next in the story and why? 2. Why does the main character feel ____?

1.1.2. 1. What do you think this book will be about? 2. What do you know about the topic of the book? 3. Do you have any questions about this book before we get started?

2. Formative

2.1. Definition:

2.1.1. Examples:

2.1.2. Observations or Questioning (Informal) Homework or Quizzes (Formal)

2.2. Formative assessments helps teachers to monitor their students' learning and provide feedback to their students. It also helps students know their strengths and weaknesses.

3. Interim/Benchmark

3.1. Definition:

3.1.1. Examples: Benchmark tests or term paper

3.1.2. Interim or benchmark assessments are used to periodically check students' growth at different times. The results are used to measure growth or lack their of towards a standard or academic goal. Teachers can use these to help adjust their instruction

4. Summative

4.1. Definition:

4.1.1. Summative Assessments are using to measure student achievement at the end of a unit. The students are expected to achieve at a high level against a set standard or benchmark.

4.2. Examples:

4.2.1. Standardized tests or Research Project

5. Performance

5.1. Definition:

5.1.1. Examples: Student Journals or Individual or Group Projects

5.1.2. Performance assessments allow the students to showcase what they have learned about a topic by creating a project or hands-on activity.

6. Diagnostic

6.1. Definition:

6.1.1. Examples: Pre-test or a K.W.L. Chart (what students: know, want to know, and then what they learned after the teaching)

6.1.2. Diagnostic assessments provide teachers the opportunity to determine their students' knowledge prior to starting a new unit of learning. This helps teachers to gather strengths, weaknesses, or misconceptions that the students may have about a topic.

7. Assessments are a key part of education. They help teachers determine whether their educational goals are being met, they show their students' strengths and weaknesses, and they help the teacher to adjust their instruction if needed. Assessments are also beneficial for students. It helps them to monitor their learning and think critically which will help them in the long run.