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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course

1.2. Examples: Quizzes and observations

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: Benchmark Assessments are given periodically (e.g., at the end of every quarter or as frequently as once per month) throughout a school year to establish baseline achievement data and measure progress toward a standard or set of academic standards and goals.

2.2. Examples: Every 6 weeks or Chapter tests

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: A Summative assessment is a comparison of the performance of a student or group of students against a set of uniform standards.

3.2. Examples: Final exams and research projects

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: Performance assessment, 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. Examples: Dioramas and portfolios

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: Diagnostic assessment is 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.

5.2. Examples: Pre-tests and teacher questioning

6. H.O.T. Questions:

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. 1. Is this a living thing or a non living thing?

6.1.2. 2. What needs does a living thing have?

6.2. Guided Questions

6.2.1. 1. Give an example of a living thing. Why is it living?

6.2.2. 2. Give an example of a non living thing. Why is it non living?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. 1. How are a puppy and a car different?

6.3.2. 2. Are there more living things or non living things in the world? Why do you think this?