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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: different methods teachers use to measure student comprehension or academic progress during the lesson.

1.1.1. Examples: 1. A drawn concept map that illustrates student knowledge on a topic. 2. Three sentenced that are written in a journal that explain what the main idea of a story is.

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: it’s a combination of a formative and summarize assessment. These are used to measure student’s specific learning goals and grade level expectations.

2.1.1. Examples: STAAR tests used to assess students every year. I-Station - a reading assessment that tests students three times a year.

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: a way to evaluate student learning at the end of an assessment

3.1.1. Examples: a final project or a midterm exam

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: An assessment that allows students to perform certain tasks to show show understanding.

4.1.1. Examples: students create speeches to use in a debate. Students create a PowerPoint presentation to give information on a topic.

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: a preassessment that allows a teacher to determine a student’s prior knowledge on a topic.

5.1.1. Examples: Pretests and KWL charts

6. 3. H.O.T Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. 1. Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, JR?

6.1.2. 2. What is he known for?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. 1. If you were alive during the Civil Rights Movement, what would you have done differently? Why?

6.2.2. 2. What is the message behind the I Have A Dream speech?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. 1. What would the world be like if no one believed in Dr. Martin Luther King's speech?

6.3.2. 2. What significance of the Civil Rights Movement in the global perspective?

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