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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Performance

1.1. Performance assessments focuses in students to perform a task that allows the teacher to see what a student can do with the content knowledge. Students are physically showing their knowledge rather than using a pen and paper to answer questions.

1.2. Examples- Students creating a map using map skills they have learned in a unit or students building a ramp to show the concept of speed and friction.

2. H.O.T. Questioning

2.1. Opening Questions

2.1.1. Where can I find the symbols and what they mean on a map?

2.1.2. What tool would you use to find the distance between two places on the map?

2.2. Guiding Questions

2.2.1. What comparisons can you make between the map of the theme park and the map of the world?

2.2.2. What information did you use to find out that Dallas was 300 miles away from Lubbock?

2.3. Closing Questions

2.3.1. Imagine you lost on a road trip and you have no phone or gps, all you have is a map. How would your knowledge of map skills help you find your way home?

2.3.2. What would happen if we took the compass rose off of the map? Can you think of something else you could use to tell you direction?

3. Formative

3.1. Formative assessment takes place while students are learning. This type of assessment allows the teacher to provide feedback to the student immediately and to change instruction based on responses and allows for student self assessment. These are a low stake type of assessment.

3.2. Examples- In class discussion or a pop quiz.

4. Interim/Benchmark

4.1. Interim/Benchmark assessments are done periodically throughout the year. This type of assessment allows for little student feedback and focuses more on the knowledge and skills the student possesses at the time.

4.2. Examples- Six weeks district assessments or an end of unit test.

5. Summative

5.1. Summative assessment is a type of assessment you take after students have learned a large amount of information. This type of assessment usually covers a large area of content, rather than small chunks. These are given at the end of a content area.

5.2. Examples- Final projects or a final exam.

6. Diagnostic

6.1. Diagnostic assessment allows the teacher to find out what achievement/learning gaps a student has. These are done at the beginning of a new unit to get a better understanding of the students knowledge.

6.2. Examples- Pre assessments or having students complete a KWL chart (just the know and want to know section.)