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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative Assessments

1.1. This involves gathering evidence of students understanding of content. This type of assessment helps the teacher make alterations to future instruction.

1.1.1. Example: Observations- Teacher walks around to listen to what the students have to say to each other, or they observe what they have written on their paper. Example 2: Discussion- Students write on a discussion board where other students can reply and they could share each others opinions.

2. Interim/Benchmark

2.1. Definition: Testing that is done periodically, where there is little or no student feedback. Its purpose is for results in report cards or district reports.

2.1.1. Example: Chapter Tests- After reading a book, students are given a test related to the book. Example 2: Six-week exam- Students are given an exam at the end of a short term for assessment on a unit.

3. Summative

3.1. Definition: Testing that is done after a long period of time. There is no opportunity to improve student learning, because the assessment is usually done at the end of the semester or year.

3.1.1. Example: Mid-Term Exam-Students are given mid-term exams halfway through a course. Example 2: Final Exam- Students are assessed at the end of the year for overall performance.

4. Performance

4.1. Definition: Testing that requires the application of skills.

4.1.1. Example: Open-ended questions- Students are given questions that are not multiple choice questions and they are required to write out their responses. Example 2: Group Projects- Students are assigned group projects where they are required to work together and apply skills in cooperative learning.

5. Diagnostics

5.1. Definition: This type of assessment is one that is given before a lesson to identify students weaknesses or strengths.

5.1.1. Example: Admit Ticket- Students are given an admit ticket before class starts so that the teacher knows what the student knew before the lesson. Example 2: Student Survey- Student takes a survey to help the teacher understand their knowledge of a topic.

6. H.O.T. Questions

6.1. Opening Questions

6.1.1. What do you know about our solar system? What would you like to learn about the solar system?

6.2. Guiding Questions

6.2.1. What are some of the chemicals found in Uranus? What do you think about the possibility of life in Mars?

6.3. Closing Questions

6.3.1. Describe how the terrestrial planets are different from the gaseous planets. What do you think will happen if we tried living in Venus?

7. RTI

7.1. Student 1 (3rd Grade): Reads 15wpm Student 2 (3rd Grade): Reads 23wpm Student 3 (3rd Grade): Reads 28wpm

7.1.1. Informal Formative: Students will be sent with a reading log for at home reading every day and they will do reading after finishing an assignment each day. Diagnostic: Teacher will assess students weekly for reading fluency to see where the students stand in their words per minute.