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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Definition: The shared process of gathering purposeful and systematic measurement for documentation, reflection, and improvement of both student learning and institutional practices.

2. Formative

2.1. Definition: The gathering information of student learning through feedback to adjust instructional strategies to enhance achievement. Participants are involved and there is evidence of student learning.

2.1.1. Examples: Discussions, observations (informal), Quizzes (formal)

3. Interim/Benchmark

3.1. Definition: Periodic testing throughout the school year with low level/ little or no student feedback

3.1.1. Examples: Projects, Written Assignments, and Tests

4. Summative

4.1. Definition: The assessment of knowledge gained after a large chunk of learning has occurred using criteria for ensuring high-quality assessment. This type of assessment also teaches test taking skills.

4.1.1. Examples: Standardized testing, final exams, major cumulative projects, research projects

5. Performance

5.1. Definition: A type of assessment that assesses a task that a student completes rather than choosing from a provided list of choices.. Another name for this type of assessment is authentic or alternative assessment.

5.1.1. Examples: Student portfolios, journals, group projects

6. Diagnostic

6.1. Definition: A type of assessment which examines what a student can do or has knowledge of prior to learning taking place in the area. It identifies areas of strengths of weaknesses to help the teacher plan for instruction.

6.1.1. Examples: Pre-tests, K in a KWL chart

7. H.O.T. Questions

7.1. Opening Questions

7.1.1. What do you predict this text will be about?

7.1.2. Can you explain the theme or main idea of the text?

7.2. Guiding Questions

7.2.1. What comparisons can you make between the characters' traits within the text?

7.2.2. What was the turning point for the main character in the text?

7.3. Closing Questions

7.3.1. What connections can you make from the text to your real life?

7.3.2. How effective were the characters in solving their problem in the text?

8. Assessment Data

8.1. Assessment data allows teachers to find areas of strengths and weaknesses in order to better prepare future instruction and implement practical strategies within the classroom to support student achievement.

8.1.1. 3 Struggling Students Scores for RTI and strategies to improve scores

8.1.2. MAP: Math RIT (+/- Std Err) Student 1: 184 Student 2: 187 Student 3: 181

8.1.3. Strategies to improve scores: Small group instruction using visuals and concrete manipulatives, allow the use of graphic organizers to collect thoughts and record ideas or information