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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: Formative assessments monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning.

1.1.1. Example 1: Quiz

1.1.2. Example 2: Exit Ticket

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: A form of assessment that educators use to (1) evaluate where students are in their learning progress and (2) determine whether they are on track to performing well of future assessments.

2.1.1. Example 1: Standardized Tests

2.1.2. Example 2: Projects

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: Summative assessments evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. They are often high stakes, which means that they have a high point value.

3.1.1. Example 1: Midterm exam

3.1.2. Example 2: Final project

3.1.3. Example 3: Final paper

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: Performance assessments measure a students ability to apply the skills and knowledge learned from a unit or units of study.

4.1.1. Example 1: Group projects

4.1.2. Example 2: Portfolios

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: A pre-assessment that allows a teacher to determine a students strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills. It can be used to diagnose student difficulties and can help to guide lesson planning.

5.1.1. Example 1: Unit test

5.1.2. Example 2: Observation

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions:

6.1.1. What is the definition of a metaphor?

6.1.2. What are the different elements of figurative language that we have learned about?

6.2. Guiding Questions:

6.2.1. What would be an example of personification?

6.2.2. What do we already know about similes?

6.3. Closing Questions:

6.3.1. What can we do with our understanding of figurative language?

6.3.2. How does figurative language connect to writing?