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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. 1. Formative

1.1. Assessments at regular intervals to provide academic feedback and to adjust instruction when needed in order to help improve student performance.

1.1.1. Informal Formative Assessments - Discussions and Observations.

1.1.2. Formal Formative Assessments - Homework and Quizzes

2. 2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Short tests that are given throughout the year sometimes beginning, middle and end of year to assess progress of students during that point of time. Instruction can be changed depending on student performance.

2.1.1. STAR/AR Reading, which is given beginning, middle and end of year

2.1.2. TBA - Benchmark test

3. 3. Summative

3.1. Usually summative assessments are given at the end of the year or end of the semester to assess what the students have learned.

3.1.1. Standardized tests (STAAR)

3.1.2. Final Exams

4. 4. Performance

4.1. Assessment where a student performs a task instead of a multiple choice type answer. Measures more authentic knowledge.

4.1.1. Individual or group assignments.

4.1.2. Journals

5. 5. Diagnostic

5.1. Assessment that is given before a lesson to determine a students prior knowledge.

5.1.1. Pretest

5.1.2. STAR/AR

6. The process of gathering purposeful and systematic measurement for documentation, reflection and improvement in student learning and educational practices.

7. H.O.T Questions

7.1. Opening Questions

7.1.1. What do you think the theme of this book is?

7.1.2. What is the genre of this book?

7.2. Guided Questions

7.2.1. What is the main idea of this story?

7.2.2. What do you think the main character was trying to do, when she left the food for the mice?

7.3. Closing Questions

7.3.1. How was this story like your life?

7.3.2. Do you think the author could have made another ending to this story?

8. STAR/AR End of Year

8.1. In my placement classroom our students took the STAR/AR to see how students were progressing. These students need additional help.

8.1.1. Student 1 - 1.3 GE - Does not know vowel sounds, specifically a and e. Spelling words will consist of 10 Wilson words. Continue with Lexia, and give additional one on one help.

8.1.2. Student 2 - 2.3 GE - Struggling with fluency and comprehension. Student will prove answer on comprehension test. Will continue to have a small, or one-on-one guided reading group to work on fluency and teach comprehension strategies.

8.1.3. Student 3 - 3.3 GE - Went up from 1.3 since the beginning of the school year. This was my case study student first semester. He has had a lot of one-on-one from myself, and also outside help with dyslexia tendencies. He will continue to work on Lexia, and small group guided reading group.