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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. 2. Formative

1.1. Definition: The process of gathering evidence of student learning, providing feedback, and adjusting instruction strategies to enhance achievement

1.1.1. Examples: 1. Reflective Journal 2. Discussion 3. Quizzes

2. 1. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: Evaluates where students are in their learning progress and determines whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments

2.1.1. Examples: 1. Short term paper 2. Condensed test 3. Chapter Test

3. 3. Summative

3.1. Definition: High stakes assessments that evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit compared to a benchmark or standard

3.1.1. Examples: 1. Exam 2. Final Project 3. Paper

4. 4. Performance

4.1. Definition: An assessment where students must demonstrate or perform a task or skill rather than taking a multiple choice test

4.1.1. Examples: 1. Portfolio 2. Creating graphs based off a prompt 3. Summary Reports

5. 5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: Ungraded reference assessment that helps identify student gaps to guide future instruction

5.1.1. Examples: 1. Textbook pre-course test 2. Commercial Diagnostics (SAT prep books) 3. Diagnostic Questionnaires

6. HOT Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. What is a hexagon? How would you classify a polygon?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. What other way could you illustrate a pentagon? What is the relationship between a rhombus and a square?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. What would you change about a decagon to turn it into a dodecagon? How would you compare a square and a rectangle?