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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: Process of gathering evidence of student learning through providing feedback to students and teachers.

1.2. EX: Quizzes, discussions, games, etc.

2. Interim/Benchmarks

2.1. Definition: Assessments used to determine where students learning are at in their learning.

2.2. EX: STAAR: State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. Tests students knowledge each grade level. MAP: Computerized exam to show students knowledge in reading and math.

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: high quality assessment that tests students over a large quantity of material.

3.2. EX: Final exams, research projects, standardized tests

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: Assessments that have students complete a task to check for content learned instead of multiple choice or short answer exams.

4.2. EX: Debates, Exhibits, presentations, drawing maps of learning.

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: Assessment used before teaching the unit to see students strengths and weaknesses, along with common misconceptions.

5.2. EX: Kahoot games, pre-tests, KWL charts, running records, journaling.

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions:

6.1.1. What is informational text?

6.1.2. What is literary text?

6.2. Guided Questions:

6.2.1. How can you tell the difference between literary and informational text?

6.2.2. What books have you read that are informational? Literary?

6.3. Closing Questions:

6.3.1. Make a compare and contrast graph showing the differences and similarities between informational and literary texts.

6.3.2. Write a two paragraph text that is either literary or informational. Explain why it is literary or informational.