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Assessment by Mind Map: Assessment

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: The process of gathering evidence of student learning.

1.2. Purpose: Provides feedback so that the teacher can adjust instruction strategies to enhance achievement.

1.3. Example: Quizzes, Pretests, Homework

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: Periodic testing throughout the school year.

2.2. Purpose: Low-level/little or no student feedback given.

2.3. Example: Chapter tests, projects, written assignments

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: Assessment given after a large chunk of learning.

3.2. Purpose: To review what you want to do and to have criteria for ensuring high-quality assessment.

3.3. Example: Final exams, standardized testing, research projects

4. Diagnostic

4.1. Definition: Testing that focuses on one area or domain of knowledge before beginning instruction; pre-assessment.

4.2. Purpose: It can be used to assist teachers in developing lesson plans and providing differentiated instruction to meet student’s needs. It shows students' prior knowledge and misconceptions.

4.3. Example: KWL Chart, response journal, graphic organizer

5. Performance

5.1. Definition:

5.2. Purpose:

5.3. Example: Portfolios, student logs, journals

6. "Assessment is the shared process of gathering purposeful and systematic measurement for documentation, reflection, and improvement of both student learning and institutional practices."