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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

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

1.2. Example 1: Submit one or two sentences identifying the main point of a lecture

1.3. Example 2: Draw a concept map in class to represent their understanding of a topic

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: Is 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 on future assessments

2.2. Example 1: End of Year Exam

2.3. Example 2: Standardized Tests

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.

3.2. Example 1: A midterm exam

3.3. Example 2: A final project

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: Also known as alternative or authentic assessment, is a form of testing that requires students to perform a task rather than select an answer from a ready-made list.

4.2. Example 1: “The police department is considering a traffic light or a crossing guard at the intersection near your school. Your help is needed to make graphs that show how many vehicles go through that intersection at certain times of the day.

4.3. Example 2: Students would decide if an inmate should be granted parole or remain in prison.

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.

5.2. Example 1: A 5 question google form pre-assessment.

5.3. Example 2: A question a teacher writes on the board and has students answer on a sticky note and bring to her.

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. What are the living elements in an ecosystem?

6.1.2. What are the nonliving elements in an ecosystem?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. What do organisms need to survive?

6.2.2. Why do plants also need light and soil?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. What would happen if you removed one of the nonliving elements from an ecosystem?

6.3.2. Create a new species of animal. What would it need to survive in its ecosystem?