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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Summative

1.1. Definition

1.1.1. This assessment is cumulative and takes place at the end of a course or a long chunk of learning. It is used to evaluate students long term memory and to see if they retained the essential information of the lesson.

1.2. Example

1.2.1. Final exams

1.3. Example

1.3.1. Standardized test

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition

2.1.1. These assessments are typically given periodically throughout the school year, about every 6-9 weeks. They are used to evaluate where students are in their learning progress and help determine whether or not they will do well on future exams.

2.2. Example

2.2.1. STARR

2.3. Example

2.3.1. I-Station

3. Diagnostic

3.1. Definition

3.1.1. Diagnositc assessments are given at the beggining of a unit or lesson to help direct or guide instruction and see what the students already know. These can determine the students individiual strenghts and weaknessess, knowledge and skill before instruction.

3.2. Example

3.2.1. Unit Pre-Test: a pretest given prior to a specific unit the students are learning.

3.3. Example

3.3.1. Running Records

4. Performance

4.1. Definition

4.1.1. This form of assessment requires students to perform a task rather than a standard assessment that involves question and answering. The students have to explain their knowledge through creative outlets.

4.2. Example

4.2.1. Exhibition: a type of performance assessment that requires a public presentation.

4.3. Example

4.3.1. Journal/Portfolio

5. Formative

5.1. Definition

5.1.1. The process of gathering student evidence to help form how you teach. Formative assessments are used to help adjust instruction. During these assessments, feedback is given to the students to help the learning process.

5.2. Example

5.2.1. Projects/presentations

5.3. Example

5.3.1. Quizzes

6. H.O.T Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. What is a problem that you think could occur in this story? What do you think this story will be about based on the title and front cover?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. What would you suggest the first two pigs could have done so their house would not have been blown down? What can you infer that the last little piggy does in order to save his house from being blown down?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. If you were one of the little pigs, what would you have made your house out of? What do you think the author was trying to explain in this story? What was the overall theme and why?