Formal vs Informal Assessments

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

1. School readiness

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

3. Testing to complex for young children

4. I'm a dog. Seriously.

5. Labels children

6. Early childhood participators ECP

6.1. Most used formal assessments

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

7.1. Only snapshots of development

8. Too inaccurate

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

10. Formal assessment for more accurate results of child development

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

11.1. Have more negative attitudes about assessments than other group

12. Curriculum individualized to meet the needs of the student

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

14. Informal Assessment

14.1. Non-standardized

14.2. No score

14.3. Observing and interviewing

14.4. Normal classroom environment

14.5. No comparing to other students

15. Negative factors

15.1. Limited attention span

15.1.1. Test ability not perfomance

15.2. Time consuming

15.3. Costly

16. Results

16.1. 27% did not use formal assessments

16.1.1. Undergraduate Students

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

17. Cons

18. Pros

18.1. Standardized testing

19. Postive Factors

20. Results

20.1. Students had less negative attitudes about assessments

21. Formal Assessments

21.1. Scores/ results

21.2. Can compare results to other students