“Summative assessment occurs at the end of the learning process. Lesson and unit
posttests are summative assessments. Summative assessments in classrooms are usually scored,
recorded, and reported. In elementary classrooms, summative assessment results are used to
create report cards and discussed at parent-teacher conferences.” (Schoenfeldt & Salsbury, p. 65,
The summative assessment included in this lesson will be a test. This test will be given
the day after the lesson is completed. It is given the next day because it allows the student the
night before the test to review by completing the homework assignment. The homework
assignment will mimic the test. The homework can be used as a study guide for the test. Some
students will not complete the homework, but many of the students will complete the homework.
The students who will not complete the homework either have had a hard time understanding the
lesson and the activities completed during the lesson, or they have no parental influence
regarding school work at home.