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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Gathering specific evidence of student learning.The teacher provides feedback and adjusts instruction to enhance student achievement.

1.1.1. Examples: Discussions, Observations, Quizzes, and Homework

2. Interim/ Benchmark

2.1. Evaluates where students are in their learning and if they are in line to preform well on other assessments in the future.

2.1.1. Examples STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Reediness) Measures the knowledge the student has in their grade level. District Unit Assessments are another form of benchmark assessments that measure how much of the content a student has learned and retained,

3. Summative

3.1. Happens at the end of a chuck of learning. This assessment can include multiple choice answers, higher-order thinking questions, etc.

3.1.1. Examples: Final Exams and Research Projects

4. Prefermance Assessments

4.1. Require students to preform a task rather than having multiple choice options.

4.1.1. Examples: Building a marshmallow snow man- The teacher will give students materials and instructions only to see of the students are able to follow a sequence. Designing a playground using area.

5. Diagnostics

5.1. These assessments are like pre-assessments that help the teacher see the gaps students may have. The teacher can assess students knowledge, strengths and weaknesses and adjust the lesson as needed.

5.1.1. Examples: Running Records for reading allow a teacher to assess the students reading level. Questionnaires are a good tool to use as diagnostic assessments to get honest responses from the students.

6. H.O.T

6.1. Opening

6.1.1. What do you believe makes a person brave?

6.1.2. How will looking in the mirror help Frog and Toad see if they are brave?

6.2. Guiding

6.2.1. What causes Frog and Toad to climb the mountain?

6.2.2. How would you feel if you saw something scary? Would you try to be brave?

6.3. Closing

6.3.1. What could you do to be brave just like Frog and Toad in our book?

6.3.2. What is the outcome of Frog and Toads clime up the mountain?