Assessments

Steven's assessment concept map

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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: A formative assessment is an assessment used within the classroom to adjust teaching methods.

1.2. Example: Exit tickets or Four corners.

1.2.1. Exit Ticket

2. Benchmark

2.1. Definition: A benchmark assessment is short tests administered throughout the school year that gives teachers immediate feedback on how students are progressing.

2.2. Example: Standardized tests or a six week unit exam.

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: A summative assessment is used to assess student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against a standars of benchmark.

3.2. Example: Midterms or a final project.

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: A performance assessment is an assessment that requires students to perform a task graded with a rubric with a set criteria.

4.2. Example: A research topic or an assignment explaining a hoistorical event.

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: A diagnostic assessment is a pre-assessment that allows a teacher to gauge the prior knowledge of the students.

5.2. Example: A unit pretest or an opening ticket before a lesson.

6. Assessment Data

6.1. Assessment data can be used for a teacher to quickly make adjustments to specific student's learning to foster improvement and academic success from the use of strategies.

6.1.1. To the right side is data from 3 struggling students with reading comprehension and various reading skills such as cause and effect, main idea, summary, inferencing, etc. These are the grades received from the 3 struggling students from the passage, "Life on the Ice"

6.1.1.1. Student 1: 42%

6.1.1.2. Student 2: 25%

6.1.1.3. Student 3: 58%

6.1.1.4. Strategies that can be implemented to improve the scores above are grouping these students into a small group and teaching them strategies for answering the skills needed per question. Also, showing them strategies by checking for comprehension after each paragraph is read with logical sequencing and segmenting from each paragraph will also help as a strategy within the small group.

7. H.O.T. Questions pertaining to a reading passage before, during, and after reading.

7.1. Opening Questions: How can you relate to our story?, What can we predict based off of the title and pictures will our story be about?

7.1.1. Guided Questions: What events in the story caused the problem?, What solution can our main character do to solve his/her problem?

7.1.1.1. Closing Questions: What happened in the beginning, middle, and end of our story?, How would you rewrite the ending of our story to have a different outcome?

8. Assessments are used by teaching to assess the knowledge of their students. These assessment come in a variety of ways. They can assess what the student know before a unit is introduced. They can be used to assess how the students are progressing throughout the unit to adjust instruction as needed. They are also used at the end of the unit to test of mastery of the content from the unit. Assessments are also used to categorize students into special tiers from complete knowledge of the material, somewhat knowledge of the materials, and little to no knowledge of the material. This this knowledge the teacher can further assist any students who aren't meeting the expectations of a standard and bring them to where they need to be for mastery before or after an assessment is completed.