Assessments in language Arts Classroom

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Assessments in language Arts Classroom by Mind Map: Assessments in language Arts Classroom

1. Diagnostic

1.1. Define: procedure is an examination to identify an individual's specific areas of weakness and strength in order determine a condition.

1.2. Purpose: to gather specific data to help plan a child's specific learning path.

1.3. Advantages: Allows for better differentiation plans for the student.

1.4. Disadvantages: It may cause an educator to make incorrect inferences about a child's ability level

1.5. Design: Rubric are used so there is a outline of desired tasks

1.6. Example: a range of reading skills including retrieving information, linking information; global understanding, making inferences and reflecting on the text

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3. formative

3.1. Define: refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.

3.2. Purpose: the purpose of formative assessment is to monitor students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills during educational preparation, that is, during the time when students’ basic and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes are being ‘formed

3.3. Advantages: allow the student and educator to form a more detailed understanding of the student's abilities, which can be used to inform remediation, re-teaching, and instructional strategy.

3.4. Disadvantages: sacrificing time to assess during the lesson and fear that they may not even finish the lesson.

3.5. Design: asking better questions affords students an opportunity for deeper thinking and provides teachers with significant insight into the degree and depth of student understanding

3.6. Examples: ABC Brainstorming, Discussions, Exit Cards, and Graphic Organizers .

4. summative

4.1. Define: used to evaluate student learning, skill acquisition, and academic achievement at the conclusion of a defined instructional period—typically at the end of a project, unit, course, semester, program, or school year.

4.2. Purpose: to help us measure a student's achievement at the end of a dedicated instructional period.

4.3. Advantages: follows certain strategies for evaluation by means of assignments, tests, projects and more.

4.4. Disadvantages: The main disadvantages of summative evaluation are that since it focuses on output at the end, in case there are hindrances or difficulties, learning process at the end can be tough.

4.5. Design: They come in the form of unit test, or chapter test at the end of the unit.

4.6. Examples: State assessments • District benchmark or interim assessments • End-of-unit or chapter tests • End-of-term or semester exams

5. performance-based

5.1. Design: Performance-based learning and assessment represent a set of strategies for the acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and work habits through the performance of tasks that are meaningful and engaging to students.

5.2. Purpose: Performance-based learning and assessment achieve a balanced approach by extending traditional fact-and-skill instruction

5.3. Advantages: Performance-based assessments allow teachers to assess areas of learning that traditional assessments do not address

5.4. Disadvantages: include the time it takes to plan as well as to carry out the assessment process

5.5. Design: Project-based learning

5.6. Examples: Select a Text, Provide Writing Prompts, Work with Scoring Rubrics, Sample Rubric.

6. high-stakes

6.1. Define: is any test used to make important decisions about students, educators, schools, or districts, most commonly for the purpose of accountability

6.2. Purpose: Test results may be used to determine whether students advance to the next grade level or whether they receive a diploma.

6.3. Advantages: Holds teachers accountable for ensuring that all students learn what they are expected to learn

6.4. Disadvantages: Forces educators to “teach to the test”

6.5. Design: State Test

6.6. Examples: Iready testing, PARCC

7. portfolio

7.1. Define: is the systematic, longitudinal collection of student work created in response to specific, known instructional objectives and evaluated in relation to the same criteria.

7.2. Purpose: evaluating coursework quality, learning progress, and academic achievement

7.3. Advantages: intended to accumulate evidence to measure growth over time of a student's or teacher's performance.

7.4. Disadvantages: not feasible for large-scale assessment due to administration and scoring problems,

7.5. Design: It can be a website that students create.

7.6. Examples: assessment portfolio is to document what a student has learned.

8. authentic

8.1. Define: students are asked to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills

8.2. Purpose: the measurement of "intellectual accomplishments that are worthwhile, significant, and meaningful," as contrasted to multiple choice standardized tests

8.3. Advantages: the assessment drives the curriculum

8.4. Disadvantages: Applicant may feel pressured, affecting performance

8.5. Design: It is more student structured vs teacher structure

8.6. Examples: model real-world topics and skills that students will be exposed to outside of the classroom.

9. self-assessment

9.1. Define: assessment or evaluation of oneself or one's actions and attitudes, in particular, of one's performance at a job or learning task considered in relation to an objective standard

9.2. Purpose: to identify and promote growth among individuals and within organizations that enhances their ability

9.3. Advantages: it helps students to think about their own learning, learning progress and problems, and then, find ways to improve.

9.4. Disadvantages: can be very time consuming. So, planning beforehand is very important.

9.5. Design: Write a descriptive paragraph about your perfect day.

9.6. Examples: Rubric outlining each part to be grade

10. peer assessment

10.1. Define: is a process whereby students or their peers grade assignments or tests based on a teacher's benchmarks.

10.2. Purpose: Learning is enhanced when students have contributed to their marking criteria

10.3. Advantages: Encourages students to reflect on their role and contribution to the process of the group work.

10.4. Disadvantages: Students may be reluctant to make judgement regarding their peers.

10.5. Design: A rubric with outlined task.

10.6. Examples: Reading Comprehension worksheet.