Types of Assessments

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Types of Assessments by Mind Map: Types of Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition:

1.1.1. Process of gathering evidence of student learning

1.1.2. Providing feedback

1.1.3. Adjusting teaching to better support student learning

1.2. Characteristics:

1.2.1. Evidence of learning

1.2.2. Structure

1.2.3. Participants involved feedback

1.2.4. Instruction adjustments

1.3. Types of Formative Assessments:

1.3.1. Informal

1.3.1.1. Observation

1.3.1.2. Questioning

1.3.1.3. Spontaneous

1.3.1.4. Immediate feedback and instructional adjustments

1.3.2. Formal

1.3.2.1. Quizzes

1.3.2.2. Planned activity

1.3.2.2.1. Individual

1.3.2.2.2. Group

1.3.2.3. Specific sequence of events

1.3.2.4. Pre-asseessments

1.3.2.5. Homework

1.4. The Cycle:

1.4.1. Gather evidence of learning

1.4.2. Evaluate evidence

1.4.3. Feedback

1.4.4. Adjust instruction

1.5. Differentiation of Feedback

1.5.1. Learner level ability

1.5.2. Grade level

1.5.3. Subject

2. Summative

2.1. Definition:

2.1.1. End of a large chunk of learning

2.1.2. Review

2.1.3. Criteria for ensuring high-quality assessment

2.1.4. Representative sampling

2.2. Creating Summative Assessments

2.2.1. Assessment directions

2.2.2. Arrange items

2.2.3. Physical Layout

2.3. Types of Summative Assessments

2.3.1. Standardized testing

2.3.2. Final exams

2.3.3. Major cumulative projects

2.3.4. Research Projects

2.3.5. Report Cards

2.4. Preparing Students

2.4.1. Assessment taking skills

2.4.2. Test length

2.4.3. Format

2.4.4. Types of questions

2.4.5. Review

2.5. Key Points

2.5.1. Frequency is end of unit or year

2.5.2. Grading necessary

2.5.3. Low opportunity to improve student learning

2.5.4. Purpose standard setting