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Assessment by Mind Map: Assessment

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: is the process of gathering evidence of student learning.

1.2. Example: Informal Formative Assessment- Test & Quizzes, essays, lab reports, and journals.

1.3. Example: Formal Formative Assessment- Homework, in class assignments, and quizzes and unit tests.

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: is periodic testing throughout the school year.

2.2. Example: Projects

2.3. Example: written assignments and test.

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: measures a student's achievement at the end of instruction.

3.2. Example: State Assessments, District benchmark

3.3. Example: End-of-unit or chapter test, End-of-term or semester test

4. Performance

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

4.2. Examples

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: Assesses a students strength's, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to instruction.

5.2. Example: Running Records, Writing prompts

5.3. Example: informal reading assessments, and pre- tests

6. Assessment: is the shared process of gathering purposeful and systematic measurement for documentation reflection and improvement of both student learning and institutional practices.

7. Assessments are important because it helps students learn, teachers improve instruction, administrators decide how to allocate resources; and policy makers evaluate the efficacy of education programs.

8. H.O.T Questions

8.1. Opening Questions:

8.1.1. What does the text ask us to do?

8.1.2. What is the theme of this reading?

8.2. Guiding Questions:

8.2.1. How does this idea connect to _______?

8.2.2. What do we already know about _________?

8.3. Closing Questions:

8.3.1. How doe this idea connect to ________?

8.3.2. What can we do with our understanding of this text?

9. Formative and summative Assessment