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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition- Assessment method that teachers use to assess in process comprehension af new material in order to adjust instruction.

1.1.1. Example: Round Robin Charts

1.1.2. Example: Exit tickets

2. Summative

2.1. Definition-Summative assessments are used at the end of an instructional unit. They are often high stakes and have a high point value.

2.1.1. Example:Midterm exam

2.1.2. Example: End of unit chapter test

3. Benchmark

3.1. Definition- Assessments given throughout a school year in order to establish baseline achievement data and measure progress toward a standard of set of standards and goals.

3.1.1. STAAR- State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

3.1.2. MAP- Measure of Academic Progress

4. Diagnostic

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

4.1.1. Examples: KWL Charts- Know, Wonder, Learned

4.1.2. Running Records

5. Performance

5.1. Definition- Method of assessing student skills based on authentic tasks and activities or exercises rather than selecting the answer from a list.

5.1.1. Examples: Open-ended or extended response questions

5.1.2. Extended tasks- conducting and explaining the results of a science experiment.

6. Life Cycles- HOT Questions

6.1. Opening

6.1.1. What do we know about Life cycles?

6.1.2. what animals go through a life cycle?

6.2. Guiding

6.2.1. What is the relationship between parents and young? (Think like a scientist)

6.2.2. What are some differences seenbetween parents and young at different life cycle stages?

6.3. Closing

6.3.1. How is the life cycle of a butterfly different than that of a bean plant?

6.3.2. Can you think of another animal or insect that has a similar life cycle as a butterfly?