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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: This is an informal assessment is the process of regularly collecting evidence (or lack) of student learning, to adjust instruction and provide feedback.

1.1.1. Examples: Discussion, Questioning, and Quizzes.

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: Formal assignments that are given periodically throughout the school year (ie. once a six weeks) with little to no feedback for students, but allow for adjustments of instruction.

2.1.1. Examples: Six Weeks Test, CFA, Chapter Test

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: Formal assessment of students knowledge at the end of the chapter, semester, or year. These test allow for little/to no feedback for students and minimal option to adjust instruction.

3.1.1. Examples: District Assessment, STARR Test, Final

3.1.2. STARR Test

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: Just as it sounds, a performance assessment allows for the students to perform a task, rather than sit down and select a multiple choice answer. There are many different ways that you can use a performance assessment.

4.1.1. Examples: Open Ended Questions, Research Project, Portfolios

5. Diagnotics

5.1. Definition: This type of assessment is generally a pre-test taken before introducing a new idea, chapter, or unit. This assessment allows for the teacher to see what they students already know about the topic, where their strengths and weaknesses on the topic lies, and allows for teachers to review the students prior knowledge to make adjustments in instruction to fit the students needs.

5.1.1. Examples) Pre-test through: quizzes, questioning, KWL Chart

5.1.2. KWL Chart

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions: 1) What are the seven continents? 2) How are countries and continents different?

6.2. Guided Questions: 1) Which continent is the biggest? 2) Can you create the shape of the continent of Africa with your Play-Doh?

6.3. Closing Questions: 1) Can you give and justify your opinion on the world having continents? 2) What are the seven continents of the world, in order of size from largest to smallest?