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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Formative assessments are low stakes tests where a teacher can evaluate students comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson.

1.1.1. Examples: Analyzing students work, exit tickets, think-pair-share

2. Summative

2.1. A summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of the unit.

2.1.1. Examples: State assessments, end of the unit exams, midterms

3. Interim/Benchmark

3.1. This assessment is given between formative and summative assessments, evaluating students on grade-level standards and learning goals.

3.1.1. Examples: Practice STARR, Map testing

4. Performance

4.1. Performance assessments are alternative or authentic assessments where students perform a task instead of a taking a formal exam.

4.1.1. Examples: Open ended questions/Discussions in class, Projects

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Diagnostic assessments allow a teacher to see students strengths and weaknesses before the unit starts.

5.1.1. Examples: Placement tests, surveys, pre-assessments

6. H.O.T Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. What is the process that occurs when water changes from a liquid to a gas, caused by heat?

6.1.2. What are water droplets that fall from the atmosphere in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. What is the passage of water vapor from a plant to the atmosphere?

6.2.2. What occurs when rainfall is not absorbed by soil and travels to the ocean?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. How can cooling of water in the atmosphere change gas to a liquid?

6.3.2. What are the changes to water when it evaporates into the air, condenses into clouds, and then precipitates down to Earth?