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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Formative assessments are used to monitor student learning throughout a unit. These assessments are low-stakes and are used to help students find what their strengths are and what they need help on.

1.2. Examples: Exit tickets, quick writes, polls, quizzes

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Interim or benchmark assessments are given periodically throughout the year, usually after chapters or units. These are more formal than formative assessments and are low-level with little or no student feedback.

2.2. Examples: projects, written assignments, tests

3. Summative

3.1. Summative assessments are given at the end of units to see if students have mastered the material. These are the final assessments given in lessons.

3.2. Examples: Standardized tests, final exams, and cumulative projects

4. Performance

4.1. A performance assessment measures a student's ability to apply what they have learned by performing a task rather than selecting answers.

4.2. Examples: projects, presentations, and portfolios

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Diagnostic assessments are usually given at the beginning of the school year, or before the start of a new unit. These are used to measure students' academic ability and gaps in learning.

5.2. Examples: Running records, pre-tests

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. 1. What do you know about author's purpose? 2. What are the three purposes an author could have when writing?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. 1. What do you notice about the author's word choice? 2. How does this sentence support the author's purpose?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. 1. Why do you think the author chose this purpose? 2. How would you change this text to make the purpose to inform rather than to entertain?