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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Diagnostic

1.1. Definition: an assessment that allows a teacher to establish a students' strengths, weaknesses, skills, and prior knowledge

1.2. Examples: KWL Charts, Running Records, Pre-tests

2. Performance

2.1. Definition: A type of assessment that entails the students to perform a task instead of coming up with some sort of an answer

2.2. Examples: projects, presentations, portfolios

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: evaluating what a student has learned at the end of an unit, they are usually worth a lot of points

3.2. Examples: midterm, final, end of unit/chapter tests, standardized tests

4. Formative

4.1. Definition: Process of gathering evidence of student learning, providing feedback, adjusting instruction strategies to enhance feedback

4.2. Examples of Formative Assessments: structured exercises, pretests, homework, in class assignments, quizzes and unit tests

5. Interim/Benchmark

5.1. Definition: these typically happen between formative and summative assessments, evaluates students standards and learning goals as opposed to their understanding of a topic

5.2. Example: STARR Tests, MAP Tests, District Assessments

6. HOT Questions

6.1. Opening

6.1.1. What do you already know about the water cycle?

6.1.2. I want to see what you guys already know about the water cycle so create a quick sketch for me of the water cycle.

6.2. Guiding

6.2.1. What have you observed about the water cycle?

6.2.2. Why is the water cycle so important for humans and organisms?

6.3. Closing

6.3.1. After learning about the water cycle, do you think there is one stage that is more important than another? If so, why?

6.3.2. What is one part of the water cycle you see in your everyday life?