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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. 1. Formative

1.1. The process of gathering evidence of student learning, providing feedback, and adjusting instruction strategies to enhance achievement.

1.1.1. Examples: Quiz, Discussion, Structured Exercises, Pretests, Homework, Unit Tests, In Class Assignments, and Classroom Response Systems.

2. 2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Periodic testing throughout the school year. It is low-level/little or no student feedback.

2.1.1. Examples: Occurring every six weeks or Chapter Tests. These can be seen in the form of projects, written assignments, and tests.

3. 3. Summative

3.1. End of unit or year learning evaluation. They are often high stakes.

3.1.1. Examples: Standardized Testing, Final Exams, Major Cumulative Projects, Research projects, etc.

4. 4. Performance

4.1. A form of testing that requires students to perfom a task rather than select an answer from a ready-made list.

4.1.1. Examples: Individual/Group Projects, Written Assessments, Portfolios, Demonstrations, Student Logs etc.

5. 5. Diagnostic

5.1. A district form of measurement that ascertain, prior to instruction, each student's strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills.

5.1.1. Examples: Journal, Self-Assessments, Quiz/Test, Graphic Organizer, Conference, Mind Map, Survey, etc.

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. 1. What is the order...?

6.1.2. 2. an example of...?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. 1. What happens to...when...?

6.2.2. 2. What is the significance of...?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. 1. Which statement true?

6.3.2. 2. Which most accurately...?

7. Assessment is the shared process of gathering purposeful and systematic measurement for documentation, reflection, and improvement of both student learning and instructional practice.

8. Assessment is important because it helps students learn, teachers improve instruction, administrators decide how to allocate resources, and policymakers evaluate the efficacy of education programs.