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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. The goal of formative assessment is to 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. informal formative: observation

1.1.2. formal formative: quizzes

2. Interim/Benchmark

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

2.1.1. Standarized test

2.1.2. End of course exam

3. Summative

3.1. The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.

3.1.1. example: midterm exam

3.1.2. example: final project

4. Performance

4.1. A form of testing that requires students to perform a task rather than select an answer from a ready-made list.

4.1.1. graphic display of a project

4.1.2. oral presentation

5. Diagnostic

5.1. a form of pre-assessment that allows a teacher to determine students' individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to instruction. It is primarily used to diagnose student difficulties and to guide lesson and curriculum planning.

5.1.1. Pre-test before anytime of assignment

5.1.2. Beginning of year DRA testing to determine child's reading level

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. Who were the main characters in this story?

6.1.2. When did ____ happen?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. What examples can you find to support your answer?

6.2.2. What is the relationship between the two main characters?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. What choice would you have if you were the main character?

6.3.2. Why was it better that the book had a happy ending?