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

5. Formal assessment for more accurate results of child development

6. Curriculum individualized to meet the needs of the student

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

8. Pros

8.1. Standardized testing

9. Postive Factors

10. Results

10.1. Students had less negative attitudes about assessments

11. Formal Assessments

11.1. Scores/ results

11.2. Can compare results to other students

12. Limited attention span

12.1. Test ability not perfomance

13. I'm a dog. Seriously.

14. Labels children

15. Early childhood participators ECP

15.1. Most used formal assessments

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

16.1. Only snapshots of development

17. Too inaccurate

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

18.1. Have more negative attitudes about assessments than other group

19. Informal Assessment

19.1. Non-standardized

19.2. No score

19.3. Observing and interviewing

19.4. Normal classroom environment

19.5. No comparing to other students

20. Negative factors

20.1. Time consuming

20.2. Costly

21. Results

21.1. 27% did not use formal assessments

21.1.1. Undergraduate Students All students plan to use informal assessments as well as formal.

22. Cons