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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. 1. Formative

1.1. Definition: The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning.

1.1.1. Examples: Multiple choice quizzes, Kahoot

2. 2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: An interim assessment is a form of assessment that educators use to (1) evaluate where students are in their learning progress and (2) determine whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments, such as standardized tests or end-of-course exams.

2.1.1. Examples: 6 Weeks Assessment, chapter test

3. 3. Summative

3.1. Definition: The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. Summative assessments are often high stakes, which means that they have a high point value.

3.1.1. Examples: Post-test, Midterm exam

4. 4. Performance

4.1. Definition: This assessment measures how well students apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to authentic problems. The key feature is that it requires the student to produce something, such as a report, experiment, or performance, which is scored against specific criteria.

4.1.1. Examples: Science experiment, research project

5. 5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: Diagnostic assessment is a form of pre-assessment that allows a teacher to determine students' individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to instruction. It is primarily used to diagnose student difficulties and to guide lesson and curriculum planning.

5.1.1. Examples: Pre-test, KWL chart

6. Changes in States of Matter

7. Opening Questions

7.1. 1. What might happen to a puddle in the sun?

7.1.1. 2. Predict what would happen if heat energy was added to a solid piece of chocolate.

8. Guiding Questions

8.1. 1. State what change the ice would go through if heat energy were added in your own words.

8.1.1. 2. What might happen if the marshmallow was roasted over a campfire? What change would it go through?

9. Closing Questions

9.1. 1. How does adding heat energy relate to changes in states of matter?

9.1.1. 2. What is the problem with leaving a popsicle out in the sun on a summer day?