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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Sources

1.1. Concepts, L. (2013, October 30). Interim Assessment Definition. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from


2. Interim/Benchmarked

2.1. Process of gathering data to evaluate where students are in their learning progress and determine whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments

2.1.1. Characteristics Periodic testing throughout the school year Low level/little to no student feedback

2.1.2. Examples Formal projects tests Written assignments with a rubric

3. Summative

3.1. Process of gathering evidence of student learning at the end of the learning period - formal assessment over a large chunk of information.

3.1.1. What to prepare students for Review item type and format Reduce anxiety Review test length, format, questions Teach students test taking skills

3.1.2. Examples Final exam True or False Matching/Sequence Standardized tests - STAAR Short or long essay Multiple choice

4. Formative

4.1. Process of gathering evidence of student learning to provide feedback and adjust instruction strategies to enhance student achievement.

4.1.1. Characteristics Participants involved feedback Instruction adjustments Evidence of student learning Structure

4.1.2. Informal Formative Assessment Evidence of learning is generated in the course of a teacherís day-to-day activities Observations

4.1.3. Formal Formative Assessment A planned act designed to provide evidence about studentsí learning Characteristics Types

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Process of gathering data about students' individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to instruction - used to diagnose student difficulties and to guide lesson and curriculum planning.

5.1.1. Examples Student self assessment Unit Pretest

5.1.2. Characteristics Allows for individualized instruction halts student frustration and exhaustion of content

6. Performance

6.1. Process of gathering information by requiring students to perform a task rather than select an answer from a ready-made list.

6.1.1. Examples Individual/Group Projects Student Log Journal Portfolios

6.1.2. Characteristics Curriculum based testing Worthwhile teaching Interest students