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Assessments by Mind Map: Assessments

1. Formative

1.1. Definition: a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment.

1.2. Example: exit ticket

1.3. Example: quiz

2. Summative

2.1. Definition: to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark; high stakes or high point value.

2.2. Example: STAAR test

2.3. Example: Six Weeks Unit test

3. Interim/Benchmark

3.1. Definition: form of assessment used to evaluate where students are in their learning progress and determine whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments.

3.2. Example: MAP testing

3.3. Example: classroom quizzes

4. Performance

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

4.2. Example: real work projects and tasks

4.3. Example: modeling of an activity

5. Diagnostic

5.1. Definition: form of pre-assessment that allows a teacher to determine students' individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skill prior to instruction.

5.2. Example: KWL

5.3. Example: concept map

6. Assessment Data

6.1. Teachers can use assessment data to adapt their future teaching to further student success.

6.1.1. Student data from 1st Six Weeks Revise and Edit with composition writing test. 4th grade. Student 1: 20% Student 2: 20% Student 3: 20% With these students we are going to focus on the composition portion of the test. Strategies: We will reteach small group what goes into a simple sentence and how to get away from using run-on sentences. We will also reteach small group the planning part of the composition (intro, 3 events, conclusion). We will us sentence strip sorts to sort simple sentences and run on sentences. We will us a graphic organizer for the planning of composition reteach.

7. H.O.T. Questions

7.1. Opening Questions:

7.1.1. What is the promt for your writing?

7.1.2. What word from the promt can you use in your writing to tell your reading what you are writing about?

7.1.3. List the parts of a simple sentence.

7.2. Guiding Questions:

7.2.1. Explain what you can do to avoid run on sentences in your writing?

7.2.2. Choose 3 parts or events to occur in your writing that go along with the writing promt.

7.2.3. Describe how using descriptive verbs in your sentences helps your writing.

7.3. Closing Questions:

7.3.1. How can planning using a graphic organizer help when writing your composition?

7.3.2. Compare your original writing composition to what you are writing this time.

7.3.3. Can you visualize your writing when you use descriptive verbs?