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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. are

1.1. integrated, systematic processes for determining the nature and extent of student learning, development, and achievement

2. can be

2.1. Formative

2.1.1. Formative assessments are used during lessons or instruction. Teachers evaluate each student's progress, needs, and understandings in order to support the learning process.

2.1.1.1. Examples: exit tickets, think-pair-share, self evaluations

2.1.2. In my classroom, I will use formative assessment daily. This can be as quick and easy as asking students to show you with their thumbs (thumbs up, thumbs sideways, thumbs down) how well they are understanding the material.

2.2. Summative

2.2.1. Summative assessments are used to evaluate student learning at the end of a unit. Teachers compare the results against a standard or benchmark.

2.2.1.1. Examples: Midterm exam, paper, final project

2.2.2. Summative assessments are used about once per instructional unit. It is important to clearly explain expectations about the summative assessment, whether it is a project or an exam.

2.2.3. SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT+DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT: Teachers can use a formative diagnostic assessment at the start of a unit and come back with the same formative assessment at the end of the unit to see students' improvement.

2.3. Diagnostic

2.3.1. Diagnostic assessments are used to diagnose the strength and weaknesses of students. It is a pre-assessment to instruction.

2.3.1.1. Examples: pre-tests, mind maps

2.3.2. In my classroom, I plan to use diagnostic assessment before every new math unit. I think it is important to gauge where students in the classroom are at before teaching. This will allow the class to be more engaged and the teacher to be most efficient in their teaching.

3. are used by

3.1. Teachers

3.1.1. Teachers use data from the assessment to form their lessons, address student's needs, and, see the success of their instruction.

3.2. The State/Nation

3.2.1. State-wide and nation-wide standardized assessment data is analyzed to see the academic success, progress, and patterns within different areas and school districts.

3.3. Schools

3.3.1. Individual schools and school districts can analyze data from assessments to see the success of teachers and classes throughout the year.