Assessments: Family & Consumer Science 9-12th grade (Teen Living,…
Assessments: Family & Consumer Science 9-12th grade (Teen Living, Adult Living, Foods & Nutrition, Housing & Interior Design
Diagnostic assessment is a form of pre-assessment that allows a teacher to determine students' individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to instruction.
Primarily used to diagnose student difficulties and to guide lesson and curriculum planning.
Designed FOR learning: get an idea of where students are before the unit begins
Advantages: Get to know students skills before hand.
Disadvantages: Students might not put everything in to the pre-tests
Example: Exit Ticket questions
Advantages: Know immediately if students are struggling
Disadvantages: Students consider it a waste of time
Purpose is to gather feedback on students learning.
Designed OF learning: quick check to see if students understand so far
Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.
Advantages: You know everything that they know by how they do
Disadvantages: Questions might not be framed right and teachers might have to reteach
Example: Infographic Project
Purpose is to be able to know exactly what the students have grasped from the unit/assignment
Designed OF learning: Know what knowledge they picked up by how well they do their infograhic
Summative assessments are used to evaluate student learning, skill acquisition, and academic achievement at the conclusion of a defined instructional period—typically at the end of a project, unit, course, semester, program, or school year.
Disadvantages: only get a specific outcome
Designed OF learning: shows if they have mastered a skill
Advantages: Hand on assessment, specific outcome
Purpose is to show understanding of concepts
Performance-based assessment measures students' ability to apply the skills and knowledge learned from a unit or units of study. Typically, the task challenges students to use their higher-order thinking skills to create a product or complete a process
Disadvantages: Pass or Fail
Designed OF learning: I can see the knowledge that helped them measure correctly
Advantages: Only those that pass get to move to the next level
Purpose to graduate a program, pass a grade level
Example: Measuring while baking
A high-stakes test is a test with important consequences for the test taker. Passing has important benefits, such as a high school diploma, a scholarship, or a license to practice a profession
Advantages: See a collection of work from start to finish of the semester. See progress that students have made
Primarily used for evaluating coursework quality, learning progress, and academic achievement; determining whether students have met learning standards or other academic requirements for courses, grade-level
Example: Interior Housing design portfolio work collections
Designed OF learning: shows range of student learning from start to finish of a unit by seeing their collection of designs
Disadvantages: Can become cumbersome
Systematic collection of student work and related material that depicts a student's activities, accomplishments, and achievements in one or more school subjects.
Disadvantages: Some students are not good test takers
Designed OF learning: Shows their cumulative skills from the whole trimester
Advantages: Used as a cumulative testing
Purpose is to encourages the integration of teaching, learning and assessing.
Example: End of Course Assessments
Authentic assessment is the measurement of "intellectual accomplishments that are worthwhile, significant, and meaningful," as contrasted to multiple choice standardized tests.
Disadvantages: Can only improve if student is willing to improve
Purpose is self reflection
Advantage: Self motivation, take ownership
Self-assessment, is a process whereby students or their peers grade assignments or tests based on a teacher's benchmarks
Example: Reflection on mock interview
Designed FOR learning: students are learning from their own papers
Disadvantages: Not every mistake gets noted
Purpose is that students respond better and engage more fully with the feedback they get from their peers than they do with comments from their teachers
Advantages: Students review each others assignments learning what their peers can improve on and what they can improve on
Peer assessment, or self-assessment, is a process whereby students or their peers grade assignments or tests based on a teacher's benchmarks
Example: Resume Peer Review
Designed FOR learning: students are learning from each other