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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: Informal assessments given throughout a unit that are flexible and engaging ways to gauge whether or students are understanding the material

1.2. Examples: Exit tickets, quizzes, games

2. Summative

2.1. Definition: Cumulative/end of unit tests that determine a students overall understanding and long term memory of information learned during a unit

2.2. Examples: End of unit tests, final exams, research paper, group project

3. Interim/Benchmark

3.1. Definition: Assessment administered at different intervals during the school year to check students understanding level and impact future instruction

3.1.1. Examples: MAPS test, 6 weeks assessments, District assessments

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: Form of testing that requires students to perform a task rather than select an answer from a ready-made-list

4.2. Examples: Individual or group projects, portfolios, journals

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: Variety of assessment tasks that are used to determine students level of knowledge, skills, and understanding at the beginning of a grading period or unit

5.2. Examples: STAAR test, MAPS test, pretests

6. Opening Questions

6.1. What was the first English colony established in America?

6.2. Where in the U.S. were most English colonies located?

7. Guiding Questions

7.1. What challenges did the colonists face in the New World?

7.2. What was a major factor in the success of Jamestown?

8. Closing Questions

8.1. What conclusions can you draw about what life was like for the colonists?

8.2. Create a compare and contrast organizer using Roanoke, Plymouth, and Jamestown