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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: An ungraded assessment used during the learning process that provides feedback for the teacher to identify gaps, misunderstandings before giving a summative assessment.

1.1.1. Example 1: Exit ticket or practice quiz to give the students for the purpose of capturing their understanding during the learning process and before a summative assessment.

1.1.2. Example 2:This assessment is dialogued based therefore a good example would be informal questions for the teacher to gage understanding.

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: An assessment administered to students periodically to evaluate where student are in learning progress and determine if they will perform well in the future.

2.1.1. Example 1: Standardized tests taken at the end of the year to check if student are on level, falling behind, or excelling in various subjects. (STARR)

2.1.2. Example 2: District 6 weeks assessments are taken every six weeks to evaluate student progress and improvement.

3. H.O.T. Questions

3.1. Opening Questions:

3.1.1. 1. What do you call something that has mass and takes up space?

3.1.2. 2. What are the three states of matter?

3.2. Guiding Questions:

3.2.1. 1. How are physical properties affected when a physical change occurs?

3.2.2. 2. What difference changes happen to a paper if I fold it or cut it?

3.2.3. 3. How does heating compare to cooling?

3.3. Closing Questions

3.3.1. 1. What are ways matter can be changed?

3.3.2. 2. Why does water change from a solid to a liquid?

4. Summative

4.1. Definition: An high-stakes assessment given at the end of an instructional unit to evaluate student learning compared to a benchmark.

4.1.1. Example 1: A mid-term exam that assesses a student's knowledge over a semester worth of material.

4.1.2. Example 2: A final project or portfolio students use to express the knowledge and understanding they have learned throughout a semester of year.

5. Performance

5.1. Definition: An assessment that measures how students applied their knowledge and skills through producing something to be graded by specific criteria.

5.1.1. Example 1: Writing an essay that allows the student to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned to use.

5.1.2. Example 2: An exhibition which allows the student to publicly display what they have learned through performing skills.

6. Diagnostic

6.1. Definition: An assessment that is given at the beginning of a unit to collect data on what the students already know or do not know before learning content.

6.1.1. Example 1: A pre-test or low-stakes questionnaire to help the teacher learn what the student knows.

6.1.2. Example 2: A KWL chart allows the students to write sentences about what they already know about a topic. (Click arrow to go to image URL)

7. Qualities and Positives of Assessments (Click arrow to go to image URL)