Summative Assessment Practices
According to Miller, Linn, & Gronlund (2013), summative assessment is an assessment to evaluate achievement at the end of instruction. Summative assessments are given after instruction. However, according to Nitko & Brookhart (2011), summative assessments can also provide formative information. To some degree, all assessments are given to provide information to make a decision. When a grade or evaluation of the quality of the performance is provided, the assessment will be predominately summative in nature.
To complete this Assignment, you will design a performance assessment that you have used or could use in your classroom and do the following:
- Include an explanation of the purpose and importance of summative assessments.
Write an explanatory analysis of the summative performance assessment that you have used or could use.
- Describe the learning targets (objectives) for the lesson.
- Explain why you chose to use a particular type of performance assessment.
- Create a scoring rubric to grade your performance assessment.
- Explain what that performance assessment should tell you about your students’ skill or understanding.
- Explain how you would use your performance assessment as a formative assessment.