Different Types of Assessment (Group 2) - Coggle Diagram
Different Types of Assessment (Group 2)
Formative & Summative Assessment
Formative assessments are meant to check for understanding. These are low-stakes assessments that are often not for a grade.
In-class checks (using a scale of 1-5 to ensure a student understands the work)
Games and activities such as Kahoot!
An exit ticket to ensure student understand of the lesson
More types of formative assessments here
The purpose of formative assessments:
Formative assessments are meant to make sure that students are comprehending the material. Formative assessments can be formal or informal and can happen at any time in the classroom.
Summative assessments are evaluations of a students' understand often compared to a set of standards or benchmarks.
A formal paper
A final exam
Why do we use summative assessments?
Summative assessments show how well a student has mastered the content and how effective the teacher's teaching methods were.
Assessment of, as, and for learning (Ana Lee)
Assessment as Learning
Used to self-regulate and critically evaluate
Assessments as learning involve students in the learning process where they monitor their own learning, ask questions, and practice skills.
Students use self-assessment and teacher feedback to reflect on their learning, strengthen their understanding, and work towards learning goals.
student created assessments
Assessment of Learning
Used to demonstrate achievement
Summative in nature. Assessments of learning help teachers to use evidence of student learning to assess student achievement against standards and learning goals.
tests, midterms, finals
Assessment for Learning
Used to give feedback on learning and teaching
Assessments for learning give teachers information about students' knowledge, understanding and skills to inform their teaching.
Teachers can provide feedback to students about their learning and how to improve.
questions and answers
Performance Assessment (Darren Lau)
Permance based assessments are used when students perform tasks or activities that are meaningful and engaging. The reason to do this is to help students gain knowledge, practice skills and gain collaboration or independant skills. A performance assessment is open-ended and should not have a single answer. It should demonstrate authentic learning.
Examples of Performance Assessments
Open-ended short response
Social studies expo or Science Fair
Performance Based Activities
Performance based assessments are used to measure critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and communication skills. These are standards that this assessment should measure.
Diagnostic Assessment (Richard Trevithick)
What is is? Diagnostic assessment is a type of informal assessment used at the start of a new unit/chapter, new semester, or new school year.
It is ungraded and can be a short survey or questionnaire.
It is focused on the knowledge and skills of individual students.
It is used to design and drive differentiated instruction in the classroom.
Why is it used? Diagnostic assessment is used to get a snapshot of existing individual student knowledge of a topic before learning begins.
Can be used to create a baseline in order to measure individual student growth.
Can be used to accelerate learning by finding areas of knowledge students are already familiar with.
Can be used to find areas of knowledge students are unfamiliar with or lacking skills.
Lets teacher design and modify instruction based on student strengths and weaknesses.
Examples of Diagnostic Assessment
Elementary School - Teacher assesses individual student knowledge of multiplication during the first week of school by having students complete a short multiple choice quiz where students circle the correct answer to an equation. Teacher could use this data to create small groups for math lessons.
Secondary School - History teacher has students complete an online survey before school begins about a range of topics to be studied during the semester. Teacher could use this data to address any knowledge gaps or misconceptions individual students may have.
ESL Learners - Teacher assesses an individual student's awareness of English phonology by having them read a short story book out loud.
Students with Learning Disabilities - Teachers can use diagnostic assessment to identify areas where a student with learning disabilities may need support - such as reading, spelling, or handwriting. It is not a test to 'diagnose' a learning disability.