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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Process of gathering evidence of students learning, provides feedback, and teachers can adjust instructional strategies to enhance achievement based on formative assessments.

1.1.1. Examples: Discussions and Quizzes.

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Assessments given at different point within the school year in order to see how well the students are grasping and retaining information. Used to help direct instruction as a teacher.

2.1.1. Examples: District Assessments, Extended Essays, Unit Tests

3. Summative

3.1. After a large chunk of instruction and learning to assess learning.

3.1.1. Examples: Standardized Testing, Final Exams, Major Cumulative Projects

4. Diagnostic

4.1. Given at the beginning of a unit or chunk of material to determine where the students knowledge level is at before starting the content.

4.1.1. Examples: Pre-assessment, SAT prep, PSAT

5. Performance

5.1. An assessment that requires students to perform a task or a process in order to show understanding and achievement. Performance essay is also known as an authentic assessment.

5.1.1. Examples: Simulations, Portfolios, Role Plays

6. H.O.T. Questions: Solving Equations

6.1. Opening Questions: What can you recall about the definition of a variable? What do you remember about inverse operations?

6.2. Guiding Questions: Why did we perform the inverse operations? How would you identify where to start in solving this problem?

6.3. Closing Questions: What is the process for solving equations? How would you solve an equation that has variables on both sides?