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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: a wide variety of methods that teachers can use to evaluate student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson.

1.1.1. Examples: quizzes, questioning, observations

2. Interim Benchmark

2.1. Definition: these are short test that are done throughout the school year that give teachers feedback to see if students are meeting academic standards.

2.1.1. Examples: unit tests, CBA's,

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: this can be done at the end of an instructional unit to evaluate student learning.

3.1.1. Examples: midterm exam, final project, STARR

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: a testing that requires students to perform a task rather than choose answers from a list.

4.1.1. Examples: group projects, portafolios

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: this is a form of pre-assessment that allows the teacher to determine student's individual strengths, knowledge, weaknesses, and skills prior to instruction. This is mainly used to guide lesson and curriculum planning.

5.1.1. Examples:self assessments, graphic organizer, mind map

6. Assessment Data

6.1. Teachers can use assessment data to obtain valuable information about students that informs teachers how to teach, what and where to review, readjust and reteach.

6.1.1. Student 1: 180

6.1.2. Student 2: 185

6.1.3. Student 3: 194

6.1.4. Strategies: provide intense instruction in small group setting for one on one teaching or to reteach a concept. Here the teacher will model and use direct teaching. Students are also pulled to a different class such as a resource classroom to get the help they need for a specific content area.

7. HOT Questions???

7.1. Opening Questions

7.1.1. 1. What is the genre of this story?

7.1.2. 2. Is this book fiction or nonfiction?

7.2. Guiding Questions

7.2.1. 1. When and where does the story take place?

7.2.2. 2. Who are the main characters?

7.3. Closing Questions

7.3.1. 1. What are the major events of the story?

7.3.2. 2. What is the conflict of the story? How is it resolved?

8. Assessments are a variety of methods that teachers use to evaluate, measure and document the academic progress of their students.The purpose of assessments is to improve students learning and teachers teaching.