ASSESSMENT INFORMATION FOR PARENTSTYPES OF ASSESSMENTS GIVEN
TYPE DEFINITION/PURPOSE EXAMPLES Diagnostic Assessments
A variety of assessment tasks that are used to determine students' level of knowledge, skills, and understandings at the beginning of a course, grade level, unit and/or lesson. These tests allow the instructor to adjust the curriculum to meet the needs of the students.-Classroom Diagnostic Tools (grades 3-12)-i-Ready Diagnostic-Pre-tests-KWL charts-Surveys-Journals
Formative Assessments Formal and informal assessments that are used throughout a unit or course of study to monitor student progress so that teachers can adjust their instructional practices to meet the needs of their students.-CKLA Formative-Exit Tickets-Questioning-Conferencing-Rubrics-Observations Benchmark Assessments Evaluations of student learning progress used to determine whether the students are on track to performing well on future assessments.-Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS 8)-CKLA Benchmark Summative Assessments Formal assessments used to measure what students have learned at the end of a defined period of instruction.-Pennsylvania System for School Assessment (PSSA-grades 3-8)-Keystone (grades 9-12 and select 7th and 8th grade students)-End of Unit Tests-Culminating Projects-Final Exams-Portfolios
RESOURCESSPECIFIC TEST RELATED DOCUMENTS
ASSESSMENT NAME LINKS Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) PSSA Student Report Guide Keystone Assessments Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) CDT Parent Guide
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