This section tests your knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), goals, objectives, and various types of resources used to plan lessons and assessments for the classroom.
Take a look at these very important concepts.
Learning Goal versus Learning Objective
Learning goals are long-term and should be broad and achievable.
Example: Students will learn the skills necessary to be able to pass their state exam.
Learning objectives are specific, measureable, and short-term. Lessons are built around the learning objectives and then assessed at the end of the lesson to guide planning.
Example: Students will be able to identify a verb in a sentence by circling the verb.
Types of Assessments
- Formal assessments measure mastery of what a student has learned. These assessments are usually standardized, scored, and used to compare students.
Examples: benchmark tests, state exams (STAAR), ACT, SAT
- Informal assessments focus on content and performance.
Examples: running records, quizzes, rubrics
- Formative assessments are ongoing and occur frequently in the learning.
Examples: exit tickets, think-pair-share, daily work
- Summative assessments measure a student’s ability at the end of the instruction or unit.
Examples: end of unit tests, end of course exams, final portfolios