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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. In-process evaluations that provide evidence of student learning in the moment.

1.1.1. Exit ticket: A quick determinant of learning of the knowledge and skills from that class period.

1.1.2. Class discussion: Students verbalize their understanding of the content in an informal manner.

2. Benchmark

2.1. Predetermined test that assesses how much of the content students have mastered. The feedback can be use to adjust instruction accordingly.

2.1.1. ACP: A Dallas ISD semi-annual exam that tests students on content that is covered in the period of weeks leading up to the exam.

2.1.2. STAAR: The Texas state examination that benchmarks the learning that students should have learned over the course of the school year.

3. Summative

3.1. Evaluations held at the end of a predetermined instructional period to check student learning.

3.1.1. End of unit exam: Measures the mastery level that students have for a set unit of content.

3.1.2. SAT/ACT: Nationwide exam that thoroughly evaluates student knowledge.

4. Performance

4.1. An evaluation where the student must perform a task to show understanding and mastery.

4.1.1. Presentations: In a presentation, students must perform and present their mastery of the information.

4.1.2. Portfolios: Students can collect mastery samples of their work and hold them in a portfolio case. This work will then be showcased within this case.

5. Diagnostic

5.1. An assessment done before instruction, it evaluates current student strengths and weaknesses in order to guide lesson planning.

5.1.1. KWL: This chart informs the educator of what the student already 'Knows' of the subject, what they 'Want to know', and 'what I learned' from the lesson.

5.1.2. Survey: Simple surveys can alert teachers to misconceptions or expectations they are exceeding at.

6. H.O.T Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. Has everyone in our country always been treated equal?

6.1.2. Who has helped our country progress towards less discrimination and equal rights?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. Why did Martin Luther King Jr continue to fight for equality even when he was faced with discrimination and violent threats?

6.2.2. Civil Rights leaders believed in non-violence. What are some examples of peaceful protesting and why did they believe this was the best way for change to happen?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. Why is it important to remember and celebrate African American figures?

6.3.2. What is the significance of Barack Obama winning the 2008 presidential election? How does that relate to MLK and the Civil Rights Era?