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1. Formative

1.1. Process of gathering evidence of student learning. Using formative assessments will help the teacher make adjustments to future lessons. Assessment FOR learning

1.2. Examples

1.2.1. 1. Observations

1.2.2. 2. Quizzes

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. A test administered at different intervals during the school year to check students grasp on content and help guide future instruction. Typically administered at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year.

2.2. Examples

2.2.1. 1. STAAR

2.2.2. 2. ISIP - given through Istation

3. Summative

3.1. Used to determined at a particular point in time what students know and do not know. Assessment OF learning.

3.2. Examples

3.2.1. 1. End-of-unit or chapter tests

3.2.2. 2. State Assessment

4. Performance

4.1. Requires students to construct a response, create a product, or demonstrate application of knowledge in authentic contexts.

4.2. Examples

4.2.1. 1. Portfolios

4.2.2. 2. Journals

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Administered at the beginning of a unit or lesson. Used to pinpoint specific areas of student needs.

5.2. Examples

5.2.1. 1. Survey

5.2.2. 2. Pre-Test before starting a new unit - not for grading purposes.

6. Matter and Energy

6.1. H.O.T Questions

6.1.1. Opening Questions: 1. What is matter? 2. What is an example of a liquid?

6.1.2. Guiding Questions 1. What is the relationship between a solid, liquid and gas? 2. Why do you think it is important to learn about matter?

6.1.3. Closing Questions 1. What would happen if you put a bouncy ball in a glass of water? 2. How would you compare a liquid and a gas?