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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative Assessments

1.1. Definition: A formative assessment is given during the course of a unit and is used to show the teacher whether or not the student is actually understanding the material. If the student does not understand, the teacher can then revisit any concepts as needed.

1.1.1. Examples: 1. Exit Ticket 2. Quiz

2. Summative Assessments

2.1. Definition: Summative assessments are used to show a summary of everything the student knows at the end of a unit. It is a comprehensive test that covers all concepts from the unit and is usually what determines the student's grade for that unit.

2.1.1. Examples: 1. Unit Posttest 2. Spelling test

3. Interim/Benchmarks

3.1. Definition: These type of assessments measure a student's growth over time. They are given at certain intervals in order to help a teacher understand where a student is at with the curriculum.

3.1.1. Examples 1. Running Records 2. Six-weeks assessments

4. Performance

4.1. Defintion: In performance assessments, students have to demonstrate their learning by actually carrying out a task

4.1.1. Examples 1. Portfolio 2. Research Project

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: This type of assessment is given in order to diagnose strengths, weaknesses, and needs of a student. It is given prior to instruction because the results are used to drive instruction.

5.1.1. Examples 1. Unit Pretest 2. Student Inventory

6. H.O.T. Questions - Community

6.1. Opening:

6.1.1. 1. What is a community?

6.1.2. 2. Why is it important to have leaders in our community?

6.2. Guiding:

6.2.1. 3. How many communities are you a part of?

6.2.2. 4. In our classroom, what are some things we have in common that make us a community?

6.3. Closing:

6.3.1. 5. Think about a leader in your community and all of the jobs he or she has. Which job is most important? Why?

6.3.2. 6. Suppose you could be the mayor of this city. What is one change you would make?

7. Resources:

7.1. Interim Assessments - What they are and how to use them to benefit student learning


7.3. What is Diagnostic Assessment? - Definition & Examples - Video & Lesson Transcript |