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Assessment by Mind Map: Assessment

1. 1. Formative Assessment

1.1. Definition: This is the process of gathering evidence of student learning. Based on these assessments, teachers can provide feedback to students and adjust instruction. Formative assessments happen often and during the course of instruction.

1.1.1. Examples: Informal - observations, discussions. Formal - quizzes, pretests, homework, in class assignments, unit tests.

2. 2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: This is periodic testing throughout the school year. It is to adjust instruction, report cards, and district reports. There is little or no student feedback, but there is opportunity to improve student learning.

2.1.1. Examples: Every six weeks test, chapter tests

3. 3. Summative Assessment

3.1. Definition: This is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. It is for report cards, and district and state reports.

3.1.1. Examples: Standardized tests, final exams, major cumulative projects, research projects.

4. 4. Performance Assessment

4.1. Definition: This is alternative or authentic assessment where students perform a task rather than select an answer. It measures student's ability to apply the skills and knowledge learned from a unit or units of study.

4.1.1. Examples: Group projects, essay assignment, portfolios, demonstrations.

5. 5. Diagnostic Assessment

5.1. Definition: This is a form of pre-Assessment that allows a teacher to determine student's individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to teaching. It diagnoses student difficulties and guides lesson planning.

5.1.1. Examples: journal what they already know, quiz, mind map, survey, DRA, KWL

6. Assessment Data

6.1. Assessments analyzes data to make decisions about teaching strategies and various students.

6.1.1. RTI: Running Record Accuracy Rate Student 1: 50% level AA Student 2: 68% level AA Student 3: 68% level AA Strategies: 1. Use guided reading Journeys decodable books during small group time to help build student fluency. 2. Reteach during small group using different decodable word work activities to help with decoding and blending skills

7. H.O.T. Questions

7.1. Opening Questions: 1. Can you predict what the character will do next? 2. What reason is there for the character to …? Guiding Questions: 1. What evidence can you find to prove that the character …? 2. What do you suppose the character was thinking when… ? Closing Questions: 1. What is a different way to solve the problem? 2. What plan would you carry out if this happened to you?