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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. definition: part of the instructional process. it provides the information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening.

1.1.1. example: exit tickets, teacher observations.

2. Benchmark

2.1. definition: are assessments administered periodically throughout the school year, at special times during a curriculum sequence.

2.1.1. example: midterms, 6 weeks test.

3. Summative

3.1. definition: are given periodically to determine at a particular point in time what students know and do not know.

3.1.1. example: standardized tests such as state assessments or district assessments

4. Performance

4.1. definition: an assessment that measures students' ability to apply the skills and knowledge learned from a unit of units of study. challenges students to use their higher-order thinking skills

4.1.1. Examples: presentations, portfolios

5. Diagnostic

5.1. definition: is a form of pre-assessment that allows a teacher to determine students' individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to instruction.

5.1.1. example: unit pretest

6. H.O.T. questions

6.1. Opening questions:

6.1.1. Can you list three part of the plant?

6.1.2. what is the purpose of the roots?

6.2. Guiding questions

6.2.1. what would happen if they plant did not receive sunlight?

6.2.2. how does this idea connect to a plants basic needs?

6.3. Closing questions

6.3.1. What is the most important part of the plant?

6.3.2. tell me about the plants life cycle

6.3.3. if you could choose any plant to grow as a class in the classroom, what would it be?