Assessments Caroline Hendricks
Get Started. It's Free Assessments 1. Formative

1.1. Definition: an assessment that uses a variety of methods to informally and formally assess students in order to modify teaching and learning.

1.1.1. Example 1: an example of a formal formative assessment would be a pretest or an in class quiz.

1.1.2. Example 2: an example of an informal formative assessment would be an observation of students working.

2. Benchmark

2.1. Definition: an assessment set by standards and goals rather than taking a quick assessment of understanding.

2.1.1. Example 1: an example of a benchmark would be Istation tests given at the end of the six weeks.

2.1.2. Example 2: an example of a benchmark would be a test given to students before a state standardized test.

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: an assessment that evaluates students' learning at the end of an instructional period.

3.1.1. Example 1: an example of a summative assessment would be a end of year project.

3.1.2. Example2: an example of a summative assessment would be an end of unit exam.

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: an assessment that gives students the opportunity to perform a task rather than answer questions on an exam.

4.1.1. Example 1: an example of a performance assessment would be the creation of a piece of media about the content learned.

4.1.2. Example 2: an example of a performance assessment would be a presentation that teaches others about the content learned.

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: an assessment that is given at the beginning of instruction in order to determine students' individual needs.

5.1.1. Example 1: an example of a diagnostic assessment would be a pretest.

5.1.2. Example 2: an example of a diagnostic assessment would be a quiz that gives teachers an idea of what to cover.

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. How would identify a 3D object?

6.1.2. What do you remember that is different about spheres compared to other 3D objects?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. How can you identify a cube?

6.2.2. How would you describe a cone?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. How can you sort 3D objects?

6.3.2. How are 3D objects different from 2D shapes?