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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. What is it?

1.1. Shared process of gathering purposeful and systematic measurment

1.2. Gives data which is used to make decisions about improvements in teaching strategies and student learning styles

2. How do you use it?

2.1. Documentation

2.2. Reflection

2.3. Improvement

3. Why is it important?

3.1. Helps students learn

3.2. Helps teachers improve instruction

3.3. Administrators decide how to distribute resources

3.4. Policymakers assess the efficiency of the education program

4. Types

4.1. Formative

4.1.1. Characteristics Learners can change behaviors Process of gathering evidence of student learning Providing feedback to students immediatly Adjusting instruction to enhance student achievement

4.1.2. Types of Feedback Goal-directed Scaffolded Self-Referenced Standards-Referenced Norm-referenced

4.1.3. Effective Feedback Relates performance to standards Relates performance to strategies Indicates progress Indicates corrective action Specific Focuses on errors Focuses on effort attributions

4.1.4. How often? Often and during instruction

4.1.5. Do I have to grade the Assessment? Optional

4.1.6. Examples Quizzes Discussion Notes

4.2. Interim/Benchmarked

4.2.1. Characteristics Adjust Instruction Report cards District Reports

4.2.2. How often? Pre-determined points of time

4.2.3. Do I have to grade the Assessment? Necessary

4.2.4. Examples End of the Six Weeks assessment End of the month assessment

4.3. Summative

4.3.1. Characteristics End of a large period of learning Review what you want to do Criteria for ensuring high-quality assessment Report Cards District Reports State Reports

4.3.2. Preparing Students Teach assessment taking strategies Explain test length, format, types of questions Review Teach strategies to help against test anxiety

4.3.3. Do I have to grade the Assessment? Necessary

4.3.4. Examples Standardized testing Final exams Major cumulative projects Research projects

4.4. Diagnostic

4.5. Performance

4.5.1. Individual/Group project

4.5.2. Portfolios

4.5.3. Student Logs

4.5.4. Journals

5. Question Types

5.1. Multiple choice

5.2. Matching/Sequencing

5.3. True-False / Yes-No

5.4. Factual short answer / fill-ins

5.5. Higher-order short answer

5.6. Short or long essay

6. Delivery Types

6.1. Paper and Pencil

6.2. Online

6.3. Computer adaptive testing

7. Scoring Types

7.1. Human scoring

7.2. Distributed scoring

7.3. Automated scoring

7.4. Rubric

7.5. Checklists