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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition - Tests used to create, modify, or adjust instruction. Usually given before or throughout a unit to assess how much students are grasping.

1.1.1. Ex : Informal - Questioning

1.1.2. Ex : Formal - Pre-test

1.2. Tests used to form, modify, or adjust instruction. Usually given before a unit or throughout to assess how much students are grasping.

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition - Often used mid way through the unit/year to check in and see if students are on track with their growth. Serve as a prediction for how students will do on upcoming tests.

2.1.1. Ex : MAP MOY, STAAR Interim

3. Summative

3.1. Definition - Used at the end of a unit to evaluate student learning and growth.

3.1.1. EX : End of Unit Projects, Unit Tests

4. Performance

4.1. Definition - Form of assessing students where they are required to perform a set of tasks in order to gain mastery of the objective, rather than answering questions on a written test. Higher order thinking happens here as it requires the students to apply their knowledge and skills.

4.1.1. Ex : Creating a project, taking part in a simulation (dissections/experiments etc.)

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition - Pre-assessments that determine what a student currently understands and what they need extra help with. Diagnostic tests provide good data for teachers to guide instruction and form RTI groups.

5.1.1. Ex : Running Records, Pre-tests

6. Opening Questions -

6.1. List the 8 phases of the moon.

6.2. What is different about a New Moon and a Full Moon?

7. Guiding Questions -

7.1. What if the moon stopped orbiting around the earth?

7.2. Why do we see different phases of the moon?

8. Closing Questions -

8.1. Can you summarize why it is important that we have phases of the moon?

8.2. How do the phases of the moon affect us on earth?