## 1. Interim/Benchmark

### 1.1. Definition: Interim assessments or benchmarks are a way for teachers to evaluate their students to see if they are on track and where they should be and to make sure that they are meeting academic standards.

### 1.2. Example 1: Chapter tests. This gives teachers a good idea on what the students got out of the lesson and if they need to go back and touch on things.

### 1.3. Example 2: A project with a rubric. This demonstrates exactly what is expected of the students so the teacher can easily tell if the student is on track.

## 2. Formative

### 2.1. Definition: A formative assessment is a way for teachers to evaluate their students and gather information in order to base their instruction off of.

### 2.2. Example 1: A formative assessment could be done by just observing your students and assessing how they are doing and what you need to change in instruction.

### 2.3. Example 2: Another way a formative assessment can be done is through a quiz. This is the formal way to do a formative assessment. This way you can really see exactly where the students need help, and base your instruction off of that.

## 3. Summative

### 3.1. Definition: A summative assessment is at the end of a selected time period (whether it be semester, month, school year, etc.) where the students are scored compared to some benchmark.

### 3.2. Example 1: End of year/state test. This is a great way to explain a summative assessment. And end of year exam is graded compared to where a students SHOULD be at that particular time.

### 3.3. Example 2: Midterm. Again, this is graded based upon where a student should be at the given time.

## 4. performance

### 4.1. Definition: Performance assessments are a type of assessment that requires students to actually do a task, rather than just sit and take a test/quiz.

### 4.2. Example 1: Open ended questions. This is a way to make sure that the students can't just guess and choose the correct answer. This is the way that the students really have to think and perform in a way that the teacher is confident that the student understands.

### 4.3. Example 2: Assignments in school that take longer than a simple quiz. This could be something like writing about the cycle of a plant that the students grew in science class.

## 5. Diagnostic

### 5.1. Definition: Diagnostic assessments are a way in which the teacher can test the students on what they know about the lesson, before ever actually teaching the lesson.

### 5.2. Example: A pre-test or quiz. Teachers can quiz students pre tests or quizzes before teaching the lesson to evaluate how much the students know before the lesson.

### 5.3. Example: Bell ringers. Bell ringers can be done at the beginning of class to see how much the students know about a certain subject before the lesson to accommodate the students and make changes to the lesson if need be.

## 6. Assessment Data

### 6.1. Student 1

6.1.1. 64

6.1.2. Reteach lesson in small group

### 6.2. Student 2

6.2.1. 60

6.2.2. Next time think about bell ringer before beginning lesson to catch things that students didn't understand beforehand.

### 6.3. Student 3

6.3.1. 52

6.3.2. Really focus in and study what students didn't understand to improve lesson plan for next time.