Formal vs Informal Assessments

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Formal vs Informal Assessments by Mind Map: Formal vs Informal Assessments

1. Testing to complex for young children

2. I'm a dog. Seriously.

3. Labels children

4. Early childhood participators ECP

4.1. Most used formal assessments

4.2. 27% did not use formal assessments

5. Results show that both groups have concerns about assessments.

6. Too inaccurate

7. Most students stated they would only use formal assessments if a problem was evident.

8. Standardized testing

9. Formal assessment for more accurate results of child development

10. Have more negative attitudes about assessments than other group

11. Influence to use formal assessments may come from content and objectives in undergraduate subject of evaluation and assessment.

12. Curriculum individualized to meet the needs of the student

13. Through formal testing the student is given a score that shows the abilities and lack there of.

14. Can be done by itself or with informal assessment.

15. Informal Assessment

15.1. Non-standardized

15.2. No score

15.3. Observing and interviewing

15.4. Normal classroom environment

15.5. No comparing to other students

16. Negative factors

16.1. Limited attention span

16.2. Test ability not perfomance

16.3. Time consuming

16.4. Costly

16.5. Only snapshots of development

17. Results

17.1. Undergraduate Students

17.1.1. All students plan to use informal assessments as well as formal.

18. Cons

19. Pros

20. Postive Factors

21. Results

21.1. School readiness

21.2. Students had less negative attitudes about assessments

22. Formal Assessments

22.1. Scores/ results

22.2. Can compare results to other students